AEROSPACE LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND CREW PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC
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The first part of this report, dealing with high-altitude crew protection, is based almost entirely on a detailed review of selected portions of a monograph by S. P. Umanskiy entitled, Pilot and Cosmonaut Equipment. It contains a section on flight clothing suitable for various seasons of the year, gloves and foot gear, helmet liners, ventilated suits, anti-G suits, and survival equipment sea survival gear, survival suits, life jackets, life rafts, and an emergency survival pack. In addition, the first part of this report contains a brief glossary of abbreviations used in Soviet aircrew equipment designations and a brief commentary on the Handbook on Astronautics by N. Ya. Kondratyev and V. A. Odintsov. The second part of this report contains 30 abstracts related to spacecraft life-support systems. They deal largely with recent developments in Soviet Chlorella research which are directly applicable to the use of Chlorella for regeneration of spacecraft cabin air and to the possible use of algae as a source of food for cosmonauts on extended spaceflights.