SPACE SUITS - SPACE FASHION (RAUMANZUEGE - MODE DES KOSMOS).
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The scientific secretary of the East German Astronautical Society H. Pfaffe, predicts that astronauts in the very near future will extend the duration of their extravehicular activities. This is stated to be one of the most pressing current problems which space experiments are designed to solve. The requirement for astronauts to remain longer outside their spacecraft is due to such eventualities as the need to repair spacecraft, the erection of large manned space stations, and the accomplishment of a manned lunar mission, a manned landing on the Moons surface being scheduled for 1970. Besides the method of egress used by Leonov, thrusters in the form of a rocket belt will also be used to control movements in space. Compressed air or hydrogen peroxide are suggested for use as propellants. The rocket belt will be provided with a stabilizing device to prevent the astronaut from spinning, as would occur if the impulses of the small rocket engines did not pass through the center of gravity of the system consisting of astronaut, spacesuit, and equipment. Another possibility for working outside of a spacecraft is to use a capsule provided with manipulators. Author
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