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Ryan Nagata  Artist and replica spacesuit maker. IAAA member.

49 years ago today! Exactly one year until the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon. It’s going to be a crazy year because I already have a number of things in the works. This was a tribute picture I took last year with a couple of my spacesuit replicas. #apollo11

Another set of Apollo spacesuit parts done. This set was finished with a spray chrome system instead of paint so they look quite a bit like anodized aluminum, even up close. #spacesuit #replica #craftyourfandom

I bought this lovely spacesuit glove watercolor print from Ron Woods (former spacesuit technician and now an artist). I often tell people about these rubber stamps that ILC used to make astronaut name tags and how Ron used a bunch of them in a painting he did. But now I can just show them!

Last round from #Spacefest: “First Man” panel (with James Hansen, Robert Pearlman, Josh Singer, Al Worden, Rick Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Chris Calle, me, and Rick Houston), Spacesuit panel (with Clay Anderson, Dennis Jenkins, Ed Rezac, Bill Ayrey, me, and Ron Woods), me and my friend Simon Kregar’s Gemini painting, Penny and the Falcon Heavy, P in the CM, my spacesuit replica display, the Nagatas and Chris Calle, wearing the wrong suit in Henry Rosales’ CM mock-up, P and a real EMU spacesuit glove.

I think this is my favorite picture from #spacefest

Family picture with Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke. #spacefest #astronaut #cosplay #apollo16 #spacesuit #nasa #familyfun #space #costume @novaspaceart

@wordenal says we have to take this picture every year. So I guess I have to make a bigger suit. #spacefest

One year later and this mini A7L spacesuit still fits Penny. She actually enjoyed wearing it this year. #spacesuit #kidcosplay #astronaut #宇宙服 #spacefest

Some pictures of me in my Gemini spacesuit. It’s been over 2 years since I made a suit for myself so it was very satisfying to put this one on and walk around a bit. More pics to come... #spacesuit #costume #cosplay #replica #nasa #gemini #craftyourfandom #spacefest

I made a replica of Al Worden’s inflight coverall jacket from Apollo 15 which was too small (but I already knew that). I’ll be making the real one now, but we got a good laugh out of it! #spacefest #apollo15 #alworden #replica #costume #cosplay #astronaut #nasa

We had to drive through an intense dust storm, but we made it to Spacefest! I’m selling my moon landing prints again and I’ll have some spacesuit replica pieces on display tomorrow. #spacefest @novaspaceart

Last image of my Gemini suit before I unveil it at Spacefest this weekend. I used real aerospace loop tape to mate the cover layer to the pressure garment. This stuff is extremely hard to find! #spacefest #spacesuit @novaspaceart

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