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6 thoughts on “Photo Gallery: Adam Incognito 2018: The First Spacesuit

  1. Does anyone know if the forward tilt of the helmet is designed to facilitate viewing controls from a seated position or is the height of the helmet just exaggerating Adam’s posture to look unnatural? I didn’t notice it as much in the construction video as I do seeing Adam strolling around here.

  2. Various accounts about the suit helmet state that the porthole was offset to the wearers right on account of the fact that Post had lost his vision in his left eye after an accident on a drilling rig, but I’ve never been able to confirm or deny whether or not it was actually built that way. Did Adam build his with the porthole offset or not?

    Also, Is he planning on adding on the pad on the top of the helmet? Supposedly, it was there to protect the helmet from hitting the ceiling of the cockpit in the Vega. It’s prominently visible in photos of the suit

  3. Does anyone know if the forward tilt of the helmet is designed to facilitate viewing controls from a seated position or is the height of the helmet just exaggerating Adam’s posture to look unnatural? I didn’t notice it as much in the construction video as I do seeing Adam strolling around here.

    I think you’re seeing an exaggeration of Adam’s natural posture, combined with the need to look at the ground so he doesn’t trip. Even walking with straight posture, you naturally scan “down your nose” at the ground as you walk, but obviously you can’t do that whilst looking through a porthole, so you would need to tilt your head forward.
    With that said, most real pressure suits for piloting aircraft and spacecraft are built around a “sit” position. Once pressurized, the suit tends to balloon to its natural patterned shape; and in a suit designed for sitting in a seat, it’s beneficial if the pattern is a “sit” rather than a “stand” so you’re not constantly fighting the pressurized suit. For this reason, when you see people walking in real flight pressure suits (including Wiley Post), they’re usually hunched over.

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