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An early hard-shell spacesuit using metals. Prototype hard suits intended for extravehicular activities were made of aluminium and rubber and first produced for the US Air Force in 1955 by Litton Systems. Their RX series was joined in 1966 by the Ames Research Center's AX series of hard suits, which included the segmented Michelin Man design.

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