Podcast: Matthew Hersch and the history of the space suit
Matthew Hersch, a lecturer in the Department of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the history behind the development of the space suit. From early high altitude suits, to women’s foundation garments and depictions in popular culture, Hersch covers the amazing story behind one of space exploration’s most important inventions.

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A production of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center. Written, hosted, and audio production by Matt Ringelstetter. Art Molella, executive producer. Matt Ringelstetter, podcast program manager. Joyce Bedi, webmaster. Matthew Hersch was interviewed by Matt Ringelstetter on October 21, 2011. Podcast released on November 15, 2011. Music is “Schlumpf” by 2pol, from the FreeMusicArchive.org.