Like the original, our Kids NASA coat features the well-known Meatball patch and other decorative patches. Knit cuffs, waistband/collar and Alpha utility pocket gives this MA 1 the fit of the genuine military coat. The warm, 100% nylon outer shell and polyester lining on this space jacket are machine washable.
Introduced by the mid-1950s, the MA-1 became the flight jacket of U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots and ground crew. Designed for use in temperatures of 14-50 degrees F, the MA-1 had a 100% wool knit collar, waistband and cuffs. The MA-1 discarded the mouton fur collar of its predecessor, the B-15, because it interfered with the parachute harness worn by aviators. Other features of the jacket included a tab that the oxygen mask was clipped to, tabs to hold the headset wires in place and the original U.S. Air Force decal. These features were eventually removed from the flight jacket as it was adopted by other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and equipment for pilots changed
BENEFITS: Water Resistant Reversible
FEATURES: Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve Sleeve shirring NASA patches on chest American flag patch on shoulder Two lower flap pockets Two interior welt pockets Knit rib collar, cuffs and waistband Ottoman knit cuffs
LENGTH: Above Hip
RECOMMENDED WEATHER: Intermediate Weather
SHELL: 100% Flight Nylon
LINING: 100% Polyester
FILL: 100% Polyester
RECOMMENDED CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Machine wash cold gentle cycle. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low. Do not iron. Or dryclean.