These suits should have been worn by fourteen astronauts participating in the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program. The goal of this program, initiated during the Cold War era, was to put a manned reconnaissance station in space. The U.S. Air Force wanted to send two men in a Gemini capsule for 40 days to look over U.S. enemies.
But when the program was abandoned in 1969, the suits were lost -- for 35 years. This overview contains many more details, references and pictures about this abandoned spying project.
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