Countdown to the Moon Landing

9A05850_640We are just 10 days away from the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, and the baseball world is ready to celebrate. To begin the countdown, I thought I’d post a few space-related baseball photos over the next few days. First up, photos from the 1950s when spacesuits designed by B.F. Goodrich were tested on the baseball field the Naval Air Material Center in Philadelphia, PA. In these photos, players wearing the spacesuits played baseball to demonstrate and test out the flexibility of the suits. These were the prototype for what would be worn for Project Mercury.

~ baseballrebecca


Photos courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum.