Astronaut Gordon Cooper tells this story, "When we were selected as astronauts in 1959, little effort was made to create a standard flying suit for us. Our classic photo in front of the F-106 jet shows how we had scrounged around to get flight equipment from the various armed services. The dark blue NASA flight suit was mainly a result of the publication of that one photograph". [With:] Five NASA black and white photos showing various Mercury astronauts wearing this type of flight suit design. " /> Blue Aircraft Flightsuit. <I>Size 38 regular, with NASA "meatball" cloth emblem and multiple zippered pockets with black reinforced borders.</I> Astronaut Gordon Cooper tells this story, "When we were selected as astronauts in 1959, little effort was made to create a standard flying suit for us. Our classic photo in front of the F-106 jet shows how we had scrounged around to get flight equipment from the various armed services. The dark blue NASA flight suit was mainly a result of the publication of that one photograph". [With:] Five NASA black and white photos showing various Mercury astronauts wearing this type of flight suit design. | Christie's