After breakfast, the crew went to don their pressure suits. It was a complex procedure involving diapers, biosensors, long johns, the soft “snoopy hat” communications helmet, and a spacesuit weighing up to 55 pounds. With the suit on, astronauts had a sufficiently hard time bending at the waist that they spent the remainder of the suit up process supine in easy chairs. At one point, the technician assisting Conrad slipped a sandwich into his leg pocket, and the other two crew members likely got the same last minute snack pack. The astronauts’ gloves were snapped into place and their helmets locked on, beginning their period of pre-breathing pure oxygen to purge their blood of nitrogen.