Space Suit Art [Photos]

In the days before computer modeling, testing, and digital everything else, NASA had to come up with some clever solutions to test and record results for their multitude of space programs. Using long exposures and creative light setups, they were able to record the results of their testing on their most technologically advanced space suits. The result? A somewhat eerie, yet beautifully artistic series of photographs that depict space suits being bent and contorted every which way.

Images from: San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives’ photostream