COVID-19 quarantine times here in Spain and I’ve taken the extra time to revisit old classics. Nothing to add to this monument of film; the US Library of Congress is totally right in its appraisal. Anyway, the pedantic in me has a hard time watching the anachronistic headgear wore by Gregory Peck, among others. The movie was based on 1942 events and for that the A-8B oxygen mask was correct, but the early A-11 flying helmet and B-8 goggles certainly not.
Do take care.
Can get any more Sixties. Richard Avedon really got mileage outta that “Mercury” suit.
The spotless cockpit interior of the 002 prototype reunited last year with Concorde test pilot Brian Trubshaw’s stunning and lovingly cared ML12 Pressure flight helmet (vomit port included). More info.
Fun on the reduced gravity walking simulator. Let’s start the week with the right aptitude and attitude.
I found some time last night to watch this documentary. I must confess I had some trepidations about it, but ended quite pleased with the final product. The outstanding footage comes together with a very measured screenplay, thankfully not too hagiographic. In short, it has all “First Man” lacks.
I kinda like this alternative movie poster. Is it me or Neil, in the X-15’s late-model MC-2 pressure suit, looked a lot like Yuri Gagarin?
Not a devoted Trekkie by any means, but the original series had something. I like particularly those episodes when the action took part at the Earth. Among them Season 1 “Tomorrow Is Yesterday”, with a Starfighter in it, is at the very top.
Our hero wears the usual headgear of the era, nicely customised though. Ah, and a very clean Orange International jumpsuit.
Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronaut extraordinaire Wally Schirra modelling Bill Jack Instruments Co. stunning MC-2 helmet. Schirra was inside a sealed heat chamber undergoing a very uncomfortable and hot (180º F) run to verify the pressure suit satisfactory operation.
…, Not Wally.