RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF EXTRAVEHICULAR PROTECTIVE ASSEMBLY
Final rept., 2 Jul 1962-30 Apr 1964
CLARK (DAVID) CO INC WORCESTER MA
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A prototype extravehicular pressure suit assembly was designed and fabricated for use in earth and lunar environments. Conditions of space environment, preliminary design concepts, laboratory evaluations of materials, the intermediate model configuration, and the final suit assembly are described in detail. This assembly consists of special underwear, liner ventilation system, gas container, restraint layer and cover, insulation, micrometeorite protection, an outer reflective layer, and a life support system. The life support system is a liquid oxygen, semi-closed, recirculating-type backpack. The use of new material distinguishes this assembly from current pressure suits. Recommendations for further research and development are included.
- Protective Equipment
- Life Support Systems