"Of the suit he wore on the moon, Neil Armstrong wrote, "it was tough, reliable, and almost cuddly." But that cuddly suit, made by the company Playtex, had some stiff competition (literally) from rival rigid, metal designs. This video features archival NASA footage of mobility tests for several spacesuit prototypes" -Science Friday
Much of this archival footage has not been seen by the public until now. Video editing is hit and miss, but the footage is amazing.
The segment about the competition to design the original Apollo spacesuit can be found below.http://www.sciencefriday.com/about/listen/