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Capsule recovery of the Gemini X mission

Capsule Recovery in the South Pacific

In the early days of space exploration the US Navy played a big part in the process of getting astronauts and their spacecraft home safely. Beginning in 1961 with the recovery of the first American in space, Alan Shepherd, capsule recovery was done by many ships and crews until 1975. Landings were rough. The water […]

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Hemingway in Cuba

Hemingway in Cuba and the Sub Hunter Cap

If you’re aware of the Papa Nui Sub Hunter you’ll know that it was designed on request from Ernest Hemingway. But why was Hemingway in Cuba during World War II? And how did the Papa come to receive the order? When the war began in 1939, Hemingway was living in Cuba. His first contribution to […]

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Naval Caps from Papa Nui

Naval Caps from Papa Nui

Forming a key part of the military side of the brand, the naval caps produced by Papa Nui are some of our favourite models. Referencing and taking influence from US Navy caps from the period around World War 2 in particular, the Papa sources exceptional fabrics and utilises the highest quality construction to produce caps […]

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