The David Clark S-901 pressure suit was designed to keep our fragile pink human body functioning in the extreme conditions of a triple sonic 90,000 foot ejection from a Blackbird. This involves heating from wind blast, followed immediately by frigid temperatures as you fall through the extremely low pressures of the stratosphere.
Even on a normal flight, the suit protected pilots from the dangers of a typical cockpit environment. While flying the Blackbird at speed and altitude, the window panes a few inches in front of your eyes are heat soaked at the temperature of 650°F. If the shade visor was left up for too long, pilots would receive what looked and felt like a sunburn on their faces.
This suit (as seen here on temporary display at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada) was the spare suit for A-12 pilot Jack Weeks, whom we lost on June 5, 1968. Weeks was flying A-12 Article 129 over the South China Sea when communications were lost. Contrary to major search efforts, no sign of him or the aircraft were ever found. At the time of this writing, the suit is now on display at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, which was Weeks’ hometown.
february 6, there will be “make rape legal” meetups all around the world. stay safe, and please spread it around to anyone you know!! here are the locations:
Birmingham – In front of Ohenry’s coffee shop, downtown Homewood (not the Brookwood Mall Ohenry’s)
Anchorage – Elderberry Park, near the Oscar Anderson House, a museum. Meet by the chairs and table. Address:1297 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99501.
Phoenix – Meet in front of main entrance of tallest building of Phoenix Plaza (Qwest Tower). Tucson – Arizona Historical Society (949 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719). Meet at statue near corner of N Park Ave and E 2nd St. Arkansas Little Rock – First Security Amphitheater , 400 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Long Beach – Parking lot of Glory Days Sports Bar, Carson Blvd and Woodruff Ave. Los Angeles – L.A. Live in front of Starbucks entrance. Address:800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 Newport Beach – The outdoor fountain directly in front of Macy’s department store at Fashion Island. Image. Orange County – The fountain in front of the Ferris wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Mall. Palm Springs – Fountain at Mercado Plaza (Palm Canyon Drive) Redwood City – Parking lot of IHOP. Address:491 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063 Roseville – Royer Park (the large park on Douglas Blvd), next to the gatling gun statue. Image. San Diego – Corner of 16th & Broadway, in parking lot of the Goodwill San Diego (North) – The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Meet in front of The Baked Bear Shop. San Francisco – Balboa Park Bart station, by the arched exit. Image. San Leandro – Northwest corner of the intersection of E. 14th St. and Estudillo Av. Meet at the public fountain. Santa Barbara – Steps of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in downtown Santa Barbara Sherman Oaks – Sherman Oaks Galleria, between the fountain and Cheesecake Factory entrance. Image. Address:15301 Ventura Blvd.
Boulder – North Boulder Park, beside the shelter. Image.
Denver – In front of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, by the bike rack. Image.
New Haven – World War I Memorial, beside flagpole Stamford – In the little square on the corner of Franklin St and Broad St. Image.
Orlando – The Red Chinese Tang pavilion at Lake Eola, beside red pagoda. Tampa – Curtis Hixon Park, between fountains and grass. Image. West Palm Beach – Clematis Street Fountains, on the side of North Clematis street
Athens – The Arch at the University of Georgia Atlanta – Piedmont Park, corner of 10th street and Charles Allen Dr by the sign.
Honolulu – Pearl Ridge Downtown, underneath globe sign. Image. Address:98 – 1005 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, HI 96701
Boise – Idaho State Capital Building, 700 W Jefferson St, Boise, ID 83702. Met by the statue of Abraham Lincoln.
Chicago – Rogers Park, beside the flagpole. Image. Google Map. Chicago (Homewood) – Parking lot of Balagio’s. Address:17501 Dixie Hwy, Hazel Crest, IL 60430.
Cedar Rapids – In Sokol Park beside the gazebo. 16th Ave SW Des Moines – Parking lot of the VA Hospital beside pictured tree. Image. Address:3600 30th St. Des Moines, IA. 50310
New Orleans – Magazine Street and Lawrence Square, besides the big tree, across the street from 4318 Magazine Street. Image.
Bangor – Bangor Public Library, in front of main entrance below the stairs (145 Harlow St)
Annapolis – Downtown/Historic Annapolis Harbor, Main Street, by the Kunte Kinte memorial statue. Image. Baltimore – In front of Cross Street Market entrance in Federal Hill
Boston (North End) – Paul Revere Statue in Paul Revere Mall Michigan Ann-Arbor – Nickel’s Arcade in downtown Ann Arbor. Meet at the center column near the entrance off State Street. Lansing – Lansing River Trail, top of the fish ladder steps. Image. Macomb County/Clinton Township – The Mall at Partridge Creek. Meet in front of the fountain between Brio Tuscan Grille and P.F. Chang’s. Address:17420 Hall Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038 Rochester Hills – Elizabeth Park, beside center bush. Image.
Duluth – Leif Erickson Park by the stage. Address:12th Ave E & London Road, Duluth, MN 55802
Kansas City – North side of the World War 1 Museum, on sidewalk directly above monument. Image.
Las Vegas – Beside Vegas Vic neon sign on the old strip.
Portsmouth – In front of main entrance of The North Church. 2 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Atlantic City – On the Boardwalk in front of main Taj Mahal entrance Hoboken – In front of Mulligans Pub underneath the canopy. Address:159 1st St.
Albuquerque – East side of University Of New Mexico Bookstore. Address:2301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Image.
New York – St. Catherine’s Park, next to the spiral kids slide. 1245 1st Ave between 67th and 68th st New York – Washington Square Park under the arch Rochester – Eastman School of Music, Kilbourn Hall (26 Gibbs St, Rochester, NY 14604), Meet at intersection at Gibbs and Main, where the concert hall entrance is. Image. Syracuse – Columbus Circle, next to the statue. Address:East Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
Charlotte – Romare Bearden Park. Meet by the benches behind the gazebo-like structure on the corner of W Martin Luther King and Church St. Image. Wilmington – Riverfront Park, across the river from USS North Carolina, beside map kiosk. Image.
Cincinnati – I-75 and Sharon road has a large parking lot with a grass field next to a Speedway Gas Station. Meet on the grass.
Oklahoma City – In front of Harkins Theater at 150 E Reno Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104. Image.
Harrisburg – Steps of Capitol on the west side. Image.
Philadelphia – Washington Square Park, between 5th and 6th St right off Walnut Street (it is the size of a city block). Meet specifically by the memorial to the Revolutionary War Soldiers eternal flame. South Carolina Anderson – The Carolina Wren Park located downtown at 111 E. Whitner St. 29621 in the Pavilion. Meet beside the fountain. Camden – King Haigler Tower, main entrance. Image. Address:950 Broad Street, Camden SC 29020
Chattanooga – In front of Dollar General. Image. Address:5952 E. Brainerd Road Mount Juliet – Parking lot in front of entrance to Big Star Cigar Lounge. Address:3384 N Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 1100, Mount Juliet, TN 37122 Nashsville (North) – In front of Baileys in Rivergate Plaza Shopping Mall
Austin – Palm Park by the stone structure. Image. Address:711 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 Dallas – Meet at the old school phone booth In front of British Beverage Company (BBC). Address: 2800 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201″ Denton – Denton Square, beside the little arch. Image. Address:110 W Hickory St, Denton, TX 76201. El Paso – 301 W Missouri Ave, El Paso, TX 79901. Meet on corner next to statue of man. Image. Houston – Near the arch of the Sam Houston Monument, adjacent to Houston Museum of Natural Science (5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030) Nederland – By the gazebo in Doornbos Park AKA “Duck Park”. Address:S 24th ½ St, Nederland, TX 77627 San Antonio – In front of main door of the Alamo
Provo – Provo City Center Temple on the corner of University Avenue and Center Street. Meet at circle pathway in front of main entrance. Salt Lake City – Salt Lake City Library, at the top of the amphitheater. Address:210 E 400 S. Image.
Charlottesville – Lee Park, beside the statue of Lee Virginia Beach – Mt. Trashmore, at bottom of stairs. Image. Address:310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Everett – Clark Park, next to the gazebo. Address:2400 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98201. Seattle – In front of main entrance of Seattle Public Library. 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104. Seattle (North) – Statue of Lenin. Address:Corner of Fremont PI N and N 36th St. Washington DC Dupont Circle, on the north side by the Starbucks. Image. Wisconsin Kenosha – In front of Brat Stop. Address:12304 75th St. Kenosha, WI 53142. La Crosse – The large water fountain at Riverside Park.
The Rest Of The World
Brisbane – In the middle of King George Square in front of City Hall. Image. Melbourne – In the middle of Federation Square. Image. Perth – Ocean Beach Hotel on sidewalk. Image. Sydney – Picnic benches in front of Coogee Pavilion on Coogee Beach Sydney – Fountain in Hyde Park Sydney (South) – Brighton Le Sands beach, close to the stairs leading to the local shops.
Graz – In the dead center of Tummelplatz square Wien – Museumsquartier, Treppe von Mumok (Stairs of Mumok). Museumsplatz 1, Wien 1010. Meet at bottom of steps.
Nassau – In front of main entrance to Fort Montagu
Brussels – Place Royale, 1000 Brussels. Meet beside the statue. Image.
Sofia – Statue of Saint Sofia. Map
Phnom Penh – The royal palace in front of main entrance. Meet at the bottom of the steps.
Calgary – The CORE Shopping Center, in front of Starbucks Edmonton – Churchill Square, to the left of “Tix On The Square”. Image. Montreal – Palais des Congrès, 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, in between the pink trees (indoors). Image. Ottawa – Right inside the front doors of the Arts Court Building (a former county courthouse). Address:Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave. Streetview Surrey – City Central Mall, north entrance, in front of Blenz Coffee. Image. Toronto – Edward VII Statue in the center of Queens Park Vancouver – Vancouver Central Library, south side on Robson Street at library steps. Image. Address:350 W. Georgia St. Victoria – BC Legislature War Memorial. Windsor – The Burt Weeks Memorial Gardens, on mini-pier. Image. Homepage. Winnipeg – The fireplace at St. Vital Mall right beside the entrance to Chapters
Santiago – Plaza Italia, next to the statue
Shanghai – People’s Square Exit 1, street-side, left corner.
Bogota – In the center of Parque de Usaquen
Prague – Republic Square.
Helsinki – Kolmen sepän patsas (Three Smiths statue) in Helsinki next to Stockmann department store. Google Map.
Nantes – Crossing of Rue du Chateau and Rue Mathelin Rodier. In front of the main entrance of the castle is a little square with a statue of Anne de Bretagne. Meet beside the statue. Image. Paris – Place de la République, beside the lion statue. Image.
Aachen – In the center point of Katschhof Berlin – In front of main entrance to Cafe Lichtburg. Behmstrasse, 13357 Berlin. Map. Frankfurt am Main – Bank entrance of Frankfurt Dome / Frankfurter Dom, in front of the souvenir shop with the red sign. Image Hamburg – Hamburg Rathaus, in front of the main entrance Munchen – München Olympiazentrum, BMW Welt, main entrance. Image 1. Image 2. Nurnberg – Willy-Brandt-Denkmal (monument) at the Willy-Brandt-Platz, next to statue. Image. Würzburg – Warriors Memorial near the Wurzburg Residence. Image.
In front of Joe Banana’s Bar in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island (Jaffe Road and Laurd Road).
Reykjavik – Leif Ericsson statue in Hallgrímstorg Church
Mumbai – D-mart in Powai, beside the tree by the main entrance. Image. Google Map.
Tehran – Niavaran Park, Tehran. Meet at the eastern side of the main fountain in front of the ice cream shop. Ireland Naas – In front of main entrance of Naas Courthouse
Tel Aviv – In front of the main entrance to Sarona Market
Bari – Parco 2 Giugno, in front of main entrance on Viale Einaudi. Image. Reggio calabria – Museo Nazionale, in front of main entrance. Image. Rome – At the Spanish Steps, in front of the Montcler store, at the corner of Via Condotti. Image.
Osaka – Next to the KFC beside HEP 5 shopping mall. Address:6-15 Kakudacho, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 530-0017, Japan. Image. Tokyo – Ebisu Garden Place Glass Square, beside glass structure
Mexico City – Beside Kiosko de Coyoacan. Image.
Settat – Horse Fountain. Image. Google Map.
Kathmandu – Patan Durbar Square, between the two tall columns. Image.
Amsterdam – The center of ”Spui”, a square, meeting in front of the ”Maagdenhuis”. Image. Utrecht – Center of Neude Square
Auckland – Aotea Square on Queen Street, next to the industrial statue Dunedin – In front of of Dunedin Town Hall at archway below the steps. Image. Wellington – Glover Park, in front of “The Rogue & The Vagabond” under the minarets art sculpture.
Manila – Greenbelt mall beside the R-letter pedestal at the entrance near the Hermes store. Image 1, Image 2.
Gdansk – At Fontanna Neptuna Katowice – Spodek (Saucer) in Katowice. Address:ul. Korfantego 35 Warsaw – In front of Starbucks across from the Mariott Hotel. Image. Wroclaw – In the middle of Plac Solny (“Salt Square”/Flower Market), beside the Iglica (needle) statue. Stare Miasto 50-061/50-062, Wroclaw.
Lisbon – Restauradores – Monument to the Restorers, in front of the obelisk, near Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa. Image.
Bucharest – Piata Universitatii – Fantana. Image.
Novosibirsk – Next to the statue of Vladimir Lenin on Lenin Square
Belgrade – Trg Republike, in front of horse statue
Singapore – Fort Canning Park, Dhoby Ghaut, underneath big arch. Image.
Ljubljana – “The Illyrian Provinces Monument” (Ilirski steber) at the “French Revolution Square” (Trg Francoske revolucije)
Seoul – In front of Bosingak Belfry. Jonggak station, subway line 1, exit 4.
Barcelona – Underneath Arc de Triomf monument Granada – In front of Granada Cathedral
Stockholm – Medborgarplatsen, in front of first glass structure. Image. Switzerland Basel – Baarfuesserplatz Tram Stop, by the tall pole. Image. Taiwan Taipei – On Tap Pub, in front of main entrance. Address:No. 21, Alley 11, Lane 216, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Bangkok – In front of Starbucks Terminal 21
United Arab Emirates
Dubai – Dubai Mall, in front of Tim Horton. Image.
Cardiff – Beside female statue in front of Hilton Cardiff on Friary Road. Image. Edinburgh – Covenanter’s Memorial in Grassmarket Glasgow – George Square. Meet by the tall obelisk statue. Leeds – The center of Millenium Square London – Royal Airforce Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park (Hyde Park Corner side) London – In front of Royal Exchange beside horseman statue (outside “Bank” tube station) Manchester – In front of the main entrance to Sinclair’s Oyster Pub Newcastle – Beside Grey’s monument Shrewsbury – Frankwell car park, bottom of the pedestrian walkway.
please, notify anyone you know that goes into these areas that they aren’t safe; also, edit if you or anyone you know has any information on more areas that there will be “make rape legal” meetups!!