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    Robert Sommer's NASA Test Pilot Flight Suit. Worn by ex-Navy pilot Robert W. Sommer during NASA test flights of jet fighters, circa 1957-1965. Orange flight suit made of heavy cotton, with numerous zippered pockets and snap pockets; leather name patch on chest. Produced by Fruhauf Flying Apparel, "Contractors to US Air Forces," of Wichita Kansas. Following his years as a test pilot, Sommer became a researcher at the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory. Flight suit is in fine condition with no obvious wear or damage. An unusual NASA item from a career jet fighter test pilot.

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    March, 2008
    25th-26th Tuesday-Wednesday
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