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    NASA Test Pilot Flight Suit of Robert W. Sommer. Worn by ex-Navy pilot Robert W. Sommer during NASA test flights of jet fighters, circa 1960s-1970s. Blue flight suit made of heavy cotton, with numerous zippered pockets, snap pockets, and Velcro patches; embroidered NASA patch on chest. Produced by Flite Wear of Wichita Kansas, and bearing a paper tag that states the pilot's name and "Cleaned 10/6/71." Following a successful career as a NASA test pilot, Sommer became a researcher at the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory. Flight suit is in fine condition with no obvious wear or damage. Unusual and desirable!

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    25th Tuesday
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