Exhibition File – Suited for Space

Suited for Space graphic, from Suited for Space facebook page

Have you ever considered all the ways textiles are used besides clothing and furniture? A traveling exhibition currently at the American Textile History Museum looks at textiles in space. The show, Suited for Space, shows how textiles and the technology in spacesuits keep astronauts alive in space.

Visitors will get to see real and replica spacesuits, including Buzz Aldrin’s, and learn how spacesuits have developed and evolved from beginning of the 20th century through the shuttle era. Artifacts and photographic evidence come from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Suited for Space runs through March 3.

Address: American Textile History Museum, 491 Dutton Street, Lowell, Massachusetts
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10-5
Admission: adults $8, children 6-16, college students, and seniors $6, children under 6 and members free
Website: www.athm.org/exhibitions/current_exhibitions/suited_for_space.php

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