Space Suits With Bill Ayrey

we are joined by Bill Ayrey, a former space suit materials designer and tester for NASA. Bill will give us a behind the scenes look at the company that designed and manufactured one of the most important garments ever to be worn in outer space.

Bill Ayrey is recently retired from ILC Dover after 41 years of employment. He was responsible for all materials and final product testing of the space suits that the company made for NASA beginning with the Shuttle program through the International Space Station. He also became known as the company historian who relates the stories of the early company years when they designed and made the Apollo space suits.

His new book titled "Lunar Outfitters" is under contract with the University Press of Florida and he hopes to have it released later this year. He has spent many years helping the Smithsonian Air & Space museum in the efforts to preserve the Apollo suits in their collection.

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