1565 Steel and copper alloy with gilding, leather, and textile Milanese craftsmen were considered the top armor fabricators of Europe. The armor on the horse weighs 98 lbs. and the rider's weighs 60 lbs.
"The first high-altitude “space suits” were less technocratic achievements than feats of adaptation. In 1934 such a hand-formed “tire shaped like a man” brought aviator Wiley Post to the limits of the stratosphere.