Project Apollo
Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)
Early Concepts and Prototypes

Early von Braun Concepts

Von Braun 
concept for 
orbital suit
Note mechanical
claws for hands!
Von Braun 
lunar suit
Von Braun lunar suit
Note the shovel and 
detailed diagram for 
PLSS
Other Early Ideas for EMUs
Early 
"Bottle Suit" 
design. 
God, I love 
this one!!
Somewhat more 
realistic bottle suit 
design, a favorite 
idea in 1962, the 
year of this Life 
issue
I call this idea 
"The Mummy". 
This early idea 
used a lot of 
loose thermal 
covering
"The Rainsuit 
Guy!!"
This is a souped 
up Gemini suit, 
as was the early 
Apollo A1C suit 
used by the 
Apollo 1 crew

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