I won one of the orange flight suits off eBay today. It's an XXL, much larger than I need, but I've never seen one on eBay before in any size, so I nabbed it. Heck, I could wear it over bulky stuff with room to spare, so it'd likely come in handy at camp at some point in the future (it's always better to have larger than smaller when it comes to something like that). It has all the earlier patches, the NASA 'worm' patch, instead of the round 'meatball' patch used now. It also has the US
Space Camp round patch. The photos look like it's very clean and unlikely well worn.
As soon as it shows up, I'll post plenty of photos, but my question is how often did these suits get off the grounds of the center? I don't know if these were sold in the past, is there any chance someone swiped this? If so, I sure don't want to bring it back there the next time I go so SC and then have someone say, "thanks for bringing our suit back," or worse yet, have anyone there think I
made off with it in the past.
My idea is to do some changes to it, maybe even adding a chem-light pocket to the sleeve like the ACES suits had. I also want to swap out the US flag for a much larger white-bordered flag (again, like the real suits, that's where the large US flag patch started, and is now carried to a 3X5" flag on the blue flight suits astronauts wear today).
So anyway, any of you old-timers from back in the day ever saw these being sold?