The Moon Spacesuit Under X-Rays

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This is an X-ray of the suit that Alan Shepard wore on the Moon in February 5, 1971, during the Apollo 14 mission spacewalks on the Fra Mauro formation. Nothing in the suit is superfluous.

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DISCUSSION

I always wondered what all the big connectors were on the front of the suit. Now I know. Thanks Gizmodo!

Also, this image is a great optical illusion. Either the suit's feet are on backwards, or this image is actually taken from behind the suit. Ah, x-rays.