Nicholas De Monchaux

Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

Nicholas De Monchaux

Talk: Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

Nicholas de Monchaux spoke at the Google Mountain View campus on April 6, 2011, about his book "Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo:" This talk is the story of those spacesuits. It is a story of the Playtex Corporation's triumph over the military-industrial complex—a victory of elegant softness over engineered hardness, of adaptation over cybernetics.

Nicholas De Monchaux

Nicholas de Monchaux is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design, University of California.

Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo

In Spacesuit, Nicholas de Monchaux tells the story of the twenty-one-layer spacesuit in twenty-one chapters addressing twenty-one topics relevant to the suit, the body, and the technology of the twentieth century.

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