Two students in Florida may have just secured their tuition for the rest of their time in college. In a Salvation Army thrift shop scheduled to go out of business, Talia Rappa and Skyler Ashworth found five blue flight suits (and one white one) beneath a pile of sweaters. Unable to believe their own luck, at first, they contacted The American Space Museum in Florida. The Museum verified their authenticity.
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A tag inside one of the blue suits identifies it as a “launch/entry coverall” made by ILC Space Systems. The Smithsonian Institute says this type of suit was used in the shuttle program from late 1982 to 1986, so this would have been worn before or after a flight, but not during. That means the suits probably did not go into space themselves, but it’s surely the next best thing.
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