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Marquardt Space Sled

DAYTON, Ohio -- Marquardt Space Sled in the Missile Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Marquardt Space Sled in the Missile Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Marquardt Space Sled at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Marquardt Space Sled at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Space Hardware, Marquardt Space Sled and Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit on display in the Missile and Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Space Hardware, Marquardt Space Sled and Gemini EVA Maneuvering Unit on display in the Missile and Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

A design for individual space maneuvering in the vicinity of a spacecraft, the space sled lost out to the seat-like maneuvering unit. The mannequin riding the sled is wearing an experimental space suit that was one of a series tested in the mid-1960s. Unlike the space sled, the suit was part of a continuing evolution which produced the operational space suits used today.

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