Here we have an x-ray detail of a space suit worn to the moon in 1971 from the Apollo 14 mission. Alan B. Shepard was measured on more than 100 axes to have this custom fit. Take note of the hand dipped latex “convolutes” at the joints. They are collapsible inflatables that allow movement withing the pressure of buoyancy. The accordion-like joints help avoid that feeling of “working inside of a sausageā€ said Dr. Joseph P. Kerwin, the astronaut who gave the most input to the spacesuit engineers before the Skylab mission in 1973.

Interactive tour of space suits from NASA

spacesuit from 1971 Apollo Mission