NASA developed special sunglasses to be worn by the astronauts on the Apollo missions to help protect their eyes from solar rays. They couldn’t depend on ordinary sunglasses as sunlight is more damaging to the eyes in space without the protection afforded by Earth’s atmosphere. These sunglasses are so special that a pair from the Apollo 11 mission are now in the collection of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This means you can get the actual sunglasses to wear, but now these NASA Apollo Mission Sunglasses are available that are inspired by the ones issued by NASA.
These comfortable sunglasses feature mirrored lenses and a lightweight stainless steel frame. The lenses block vision-impairing blue and violet rays, while allowing the sight-enhancing green, yellow, orange, and red wavelength to reach your eyes. Not only do they improve visual clarity by improving definition and making objects appear more distinct, but they also block 99.9% of harmful UVA and UVB rays.
These are the sunglasses reminiscent of those issued to NASA astronauts who served on Apollo missions. Based on technology designed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to protect astronauts’ eyes from solar radiation, the lenses block blue and violet rays that impair vision yet allow sight-enhancing green, yellow, orange, and red rays to reach the retina. They also help improve visual clarity by blocking 99.9% of harmful UVA and UVB rays while making objects appear more distinct and improving definition. The lenses are subjected to multiple coatings that resist glares and scratches, repel water and dust, and reduce smudges. The mirrored lenses are set in a lightweight stainless steel and enamel frame that has soft silicone nose pads for a comfortable fit. Includes a zippered case and microfiber cleaning pouch.
NASA Apollo Mission Sunglasses are available for $99.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.
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