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Man who helped astronauts float, fly and survive, dies at 101

Spacesuit technician Joseph Schmitt also helped invent a vital piece of space equipment - the urine collection device


JOSEPH Schmitt, who helped develop the spacesuits worn by the US's first astronauts, and who helped secure the straps, boots and helmets of John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and other astronauts just before their history-making flights, died last month at a nursing home in Friendswood...

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