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Tulsa Air and Space Museum displays spacesuit loaned by NASA Johnson Space Center

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 11:37:50-05

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is showcasing an authentic NASA Apollo and Skylab era EMU Spacesuit loaned by the NASA Johnson Space Center.

The spacesuit will be on display until April 3.

“Having resources like the NASA Johnson Space Center exhibit loan program provides unique educational opportunities for museums that bring real space objects to our community,” said Tonya Blansett, museum executive director.

The museum also displays a flown space suit glove from the shuttle era and three flight suits donated by Oklahoma native and Skylab astronaut William “Bill” Pogue.

Pogue was born in Jan. 23, 1930 in Okemah and raised in Sand Springs. He received his Bachelor of Science in education from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1951 and a Master of Science in mathematics from Oklahoma State University in 1960, according to Celestis Memorial Spaceflights. In 1974, he earned an honorary Doctorate of Science degree from Oklahoma Baptist University.

For more information about the museum, click here.

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