NASA Astronauts Dressed Like Jedi Monks in 1964 [PIC]

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NASA Astronauts Dressed Like Jedi Monks in 1964 [PIC]
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November 20, 1956: Portrait of Armstrong while a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

On Aug. 13, 1964, four NASA astronauts participated in desert survival training in the dusty sands of Reno, Nev. John Young, Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong and Deke Slayton wore brightly-colored parachute fabric that made the space travelers look like some sort of intergalactic Jedi monks.

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Add a Wookiee to the mix and you have the premise for a Star Wars sequel starring real life space heros.

Image courtesy of NASA

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November 20, 1956: Portrait of Armstrong while a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Image courtesy of NASA

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