Bruce Bassett, 66, who developed the pressure suit used...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 10, 2002

Bruce Bassett, 66, who developed the pressure suit used by pilots of two of the United States' spy planes, died in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday of lung cancer.

Mr. Bassett helped in the design of the pilot ejection and life support for the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird planes. The pressure suit he developed is on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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