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  Space Suits
The suit was taken to 17 torr (25.6 km) pressurised to 11.1 km.
The suit was tested on the ground in 1972 and in space onboard Soyuz 12 in September 1973.
The Chibis suit was in use from 1971 (Salyut 1) to the ISS era.
www.astronautix.com /craftfam/spasuits.htm   (5940 words)

 Artemis Project: Space Suit Punctures and Decompression
At least part of the suit will have to be a new design, perhaps a marriage of the Apollo suit's lower portion with the upper torso of the Shuttle suit to give the crew maximum mobility.
Space suits are a major procurement item in the budget for the Artemis Project.
A space suit with its backpack is really an independent spacecraft, providing all the functions of a spacecraft except propulsion.
www.asi.org /adb/04/03/08/suit-punctures.html   (637 words)

 spinoff 2005-Space Suit Spins
ILC Dover’s success with pressurized flight suits led to its bidding and winning the space\ suit contract for the Apollo mission in 1965 with its AX5L suit—a modified, pressurized suit with woven restraints, air bladders, and wrist cuffs that still is used by astronauts today.
These suits have flown on every mission, and ILC Dover maintains a staff of 15 full-time employees at the Johnson Space Center dedicated to fitting, assembling, and repairing the space suits for the entire astronaut corps.
The I-Suit is a highly mobile, soft extra vehicular activity space suit that accommodates astronauts from the 5th percentile female to the 95th percentile male.
www.sti.nasa.gov /tto/Spinoff2005/ch_1.html   (2012 words)

 NASA Quest > Space Team Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Suit insulation technologies protect the astronaut from extreme high and low temperatures of the space environment.
In Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Units or EMUs, the cooling system consists of a network of small diameter water circulation tubes that are held close to the body by a Spandex® body suit.
Heat released by the astronaut’s body movements is transferred to the water where it is carried to a refrigeration unit in the suit's backpack.
quest.arc.nasa.gov /space/teachers/suited/9d3keep.html   (1105 words)

 History of the Space Suit
The Mercury Space suit was one of the first spacesuits.
The suit was cooled with an external fan unit that the astronaut carried.
This suit would not be good enough for journeys to the moon and even less suited to a moon walk.
www.sln.org /pieces/hiley/history.htm   (364 words)

 Final Gallery
Although these suits work well in space, as well as for the first missions to the moon and on the International Space Station, if humans want to discover the benefits and resources of the moon, or other planets, then new spacesuits would have to be built.
The current suit is not created for an individual fit because it would be very expensive, but the astronauts can use different sizes of the three main parts, upper and lower torso, and life-support system, to get a good match.
Most of the suit is made of soft material, unlike the hard fiberglass in the upper torso for the current suits.
aerospacescholars.jsc.nasa.gov /has/Students/finalGall.cfm?id=1296   (1352 words)

 Clavius: Technology - space suit
The EVA suits for the space shuttle have visible joints to allow for movement.
Today's space suits are very different in some ways from the Apollo suits.
So the suit was allowed to balloon a little bit in order to provide the right environment for the astronaut, but it was kept from bulging as far as it wanted to go because that poses problems for flexibility and for
www.clavius.org /techsuit.html   (559 words)

 MOON SPACE SUITS - Spacesuits and Spacecraft Replicas
One of our replica Space Shuttle EVA suit replicas used in the filming of the pilot episode of a new series soon to premiere on The History Channel titled "Six Degrees of Francis Bacon." Broadcast date has not yet been finalized.
There also is no gravity in space, and only 1/6 the gravity of earth on the moon, but gravity is not essential for life with relatively short duration spaceflight.
The space suit keeps the astronaut at a comfortable temperature by utilizing circulating water in an undergarment that the astronaut wears close to the skin.
www.moonspacesuits.com   (535 words)

 Space suit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A space suit is a complex system of garments, equipment and environmental systems designed to keep a person alive and comfortable in the harsh environment of outer space.
ILC Dover's I-Suit replaces the hard upper torso with a fabric soft upper torso to save weight, restricting the use of hard components to the joint bearings, helmet, waist seal, and rear entry hatch.
Second, the rubberized material of a diving suit would have crumbled upon contact to the cold and vacuum of space; the volatiles in the rubberized material would have been lost immediately upon space exposure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Space_suit   (1899 words)

 Space Adventures — Orlan Space Suit < Equipment < Background Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The suit standard pressure was 0.40 atmospheres, so that a prebreathe period of only 30 minutes was required.
Control of the suit was via a panel on the chest, with the markings in mirror image.
The cosmonaut viewed the panel using a mirror on the wrist of the suit.
www.spaceadventures.com /media/info/equipment/orlan   (243 words)

 Space Today Online - Satellites - Hamsats - Suitsat
The free-floating space suit became an unmanned satellite transmitting pre-recorded voices.
Although no person was inside the suit, it had a radio transmitter, temperature sensors and materials created by students around the world, including voice recordings and artwork.
On the outside of the suit was the radio antenna, a crew interface control box that turned on power to Suitsat, and the students' School Spacewalk compact disc (CD).
www.spacetoday.org /Satellites/Hamsats/Suitsat.html   (1673 words)

 Space Activity Suit
This suit was designed to be a skin-tight space suit to permit Apollo astronauts to roam the surface of the Moon with ease.
The space suit used on Apollo 15-17 was the A7L-B. It massed 175 pounds, including an 80-pound portable life support system (PLSS) backpack, and a 40-pound backup.
The tests included the volunteer wearing the suit into an altitude chamber with the pressure reduced to 155mm mercury, and an arm inserted into a chamber with the pressure reduce to near vacuum: 5mm mercury.
chapters.marssociety.org /winnipeg/sas.html   (632 words)

 StarChild: Space Wardrobe
To be able to explore and work in space, humans have to take their environment with them because there is no atmosphere to supply the pressure and oxygen necessary to support life.
The suit has a helmet, gloves, and boots which all serve as protection for the astronaut.
The EMU has a liquid cooling garment, which is a one piece suit made of spandex, and keeps the astronaut cool while in the suit.
starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/StarChild/space_level2/wardrobe.html   (495 words)

 Space Suit Design
Oh and the suits used now are 2 pieces and come in just a few (three?) sizes, rather than being custom-fitted the way suits were through the Apollo era.
And secondly, the assessment of the two suit technologies was done on the surface of the Earth, (possibly with no pressure differential across the suit material, I can't exactly recall).
A hard suit designed for space (lightweight, sustain 1 atm or less) is going to be much, much lighter than commercial hard suits designed for the deep sea (needs to be extra heavy so it doesn't bob up to the surface).
c2.com /cgi/wiki?SpaceSuitDesign   (982 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Space Station | Suit problem forces early end to station spacewalk
Today's spacewalk left the space station vacant in the first such outing since crew sizes were reduced in the wake of the Columbia shuttle disaster.
Just as the Apollo astronauts, when a pair of them would land on the lunar surface and venture out of their lunar module, many miles even on their rover, just the two of them in their suits with no one back in the lunar module, I think we will be in no different a situation.
The station normally is staffed with three crew members, one of which remains inside during spacewalks to monitor station systems and to assist in case of problems that might affect the safety of the astronauts outside.
www.spaceflightnow.com /station/exp8/040226evacutshort.html   (1001 words)

 Space Suit Replicas
All suits are custom built and feature detailed helmets, authentic scale, realistic textures and colors, and machined aluminum fittings.
Space suit containing a fiberglass mannequin, usually shown in a museum or display environment
- A space suit which has a forced-air cooling system, usually used in a theatrical or performing application where long-term or frequent wear is required.
www.guard-lee.com /suits.html   (175 words)

 Space Suit Helmet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
AstrOrbit introduces a realistic astronaut space suit helmet that evokes the fundamental spirit of exploration.
A must-have for the enthusiast of manned space flight or for the space camp astronaut.
Our space suit helmets are lightweight, yet rugged for heavy duly play, however it is not intended for spaceflight or protective wear.
home.earthlink.net /~astro.orbit/id12.html   (603 words)

 Mercury Space Suit from the Science Center Space Collection
To seal the suit at the feet, loose "socks" of airtight fabric were attached directly to the legs of the suit.
The gloves attached with a ring connector to the wrists and the gloves were held in place by a flap of fabric that surrounded the wrist of the glove and attached to the wrist of the suit with a zipper.
The suit was worn "soft" or un-pressurized and served only as a backup for possible spacecraft cabin pressure loss, an event that never happened.
www.hightechscience.org /mercury_space_suit.htm   (350 words)

 Sokol space suit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Electrical cables are mounted on the right abdomen of the suit; on the left abdomen there are separate hoses for air and oxygen.
The first version of the Sokol space suit; it was first used on Soyuz 12, launched on September 27, 1973.
Unlike the G3C and G4C EVA suit, which only facilitates the removal of the helmet and gloves during in-space activity, the G5C suit also had the capability of being completely removable, which was achieved, with some difficulty, by Jim Lovell during the early phases of the mission.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sokol_space_suit   (2004 words)

 NASA - SuitSat
January 26, 2006: One of the strangest satellites in the history of the space age is about to go into orbit.
The suit, arms and legs akimbo, possibly spinning, will be exposed to the fierce rays of the sun with no way to regulate its internal temperature.
Ham Radios in Space (Science@NASA) -- Students and ham radio operators are talking to astronauts in Earth orbit.
science.nasa.gov /headlines/y2006/26jan_suitsat.htm   (972 words)

 Pablo De Leon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He is currently a Research Associate in the area of extravehicular activities and space suit design at the Department of Space Studies, University of North Dakota, in Grand Forks.
Prior to that, he worked with the Space Shuttle as payload manager and general designer of the Project PADE (G-761) science experiments package.
He founded a magazine of space exploration, and is currently editor in chief of the "Latin-American Journal of Space Science and Technology".
www.space.edu /FacultyStaff/pablo2.asp   (460 words)

 SPACE.com -- Faulty Space Suit Repaired by ISS Crew
Fincke spent 4.5 hours Monday replacing a rotor pump in the U.S.-built space suit, called an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), then followed his work with several hours of checks today to make sure the repair was effective.
During normal operations, the rotor pump is responsible for circulating water through miles tubing inside a space suit undergarment that keeps astronauts cool during spacewalks, NASA ISS officials said, adding that the repair job also potentially creates a complement of two operating U.S. space suits on the station.
With their U.S. space suits inoperable, the Expedition 9 crew resorted to Russian-built Orlan spacesuits to perform maintenance on a U.S. segment of the space station during a June 30
www.space.com /missionlaunches/exp9_spacesuit_fix_040824.html   (434 words)

 StarChild: Space Wardrobe
They have a special suit they wear during launch and re-entry.
To go outside their spacecraft while they are in orbit, they have a special suit called an "extravehicular mobility unit", or EMU.
While in space, an astronaut must wear a helmet and gloves at all times.
starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/StarChild/space_level1/wardrobe.html   (234 words)

 Amazon.com: Have Space Suit Will Travel: Books: Robert A. Heinlein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Instead, he wins a genuine used space suit that turns out to be his ticket to interstellar adventure.
Resigning himself to selling the suit for college tuition money, Kip goes for one last walk; somewhat playfully calling out on the radio, he is surprised to hear an answer to his call.
The space suit is fascinating to Kip but he ends up deciding to sell the suit for college tuition money.
www.amazon.com /Have-Space-Suit-Will-Travel/dp/156849288X   (2843 words)

 The Space Suit Site - All about Space Suits
It is devoted to the basic (High School level) principals of space suit design and an overview of space suits, past present and future, from around the world.
When we land on Mars, these advanced space suits will be the fashion statement of the millennium.
Much of the detailed space suit information presented here I gathered directly from offical NASA sites with the understanding that it abides with NASA Guidelines for the use or reproduction of NASA Materials, if you know of any violation, please inform me of it.
strangeblue.iwarp.com   (345 words)

 AMSAT - This Is SuitSat-1 RS0RS
Students, scouts, teachers, ham radio operators, and the general public are encouraged to track the space suit, hear the conversations from space, copy the suit telemetry and capture the picture.
Through the miracle of ham radio, the ingenuity of the international space agencies, the help of students and schools, and the tireless work of a few volunteer “rocket scientists” Suitsat-1 was born.
Embedded in the Russian Orlon Space Suit (Figure 1) are two boxes housing the ham radio transmitter and the micro-controller and electronics that stores and plays back the digital voice and video recordings.
www.amsat.org /amsat-new/articles/BauerSuitsat/index.php   (2193 words)

 Listen for Orbiting Space Suit!
The modified spacesuit will be thrust out of the space station into orbit and will begin broadcasting voice messages and slow scan television on 145.990 MHz FM in the two-meter amateur band.
For more information on Suit Sat, head for these web sites: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/articles/SuitSat/ and http://www.suitsat.org/ You can see a press conference clip on the mission at: http://www.amsat.org/amsat-new/information/videoNews.php By the way, I like a snug fit.
Well, if they took Saddam Hussain up in space and let him drift outside the ISS, AL Jazera could interview him before he died from lack of oxygen, a fitting execution, don't you think??Then there is the popping sound which would come afterwards-but nonne would hear that one either...oh well...
www.eham.net /articles/13051   (816 words)

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