• Short Summary

    HOUSTON - CONTINUATION OF MANNED TESTING OF THE EXTRAVEHICULAR LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM (ELSS) --THE CHEST PACK FOR USE IN EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY--IS SCHEDULED TOMORROW IN THE CREW SYSTEMS DIVISION 20-FOOT VACUUM CHAMBER AT THE MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTRE.

  • Description

    HOUSTON - CONTINUATION OF MANNED TESTING OF THE EXTRAVEHICULAR LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM (ELSS) --THE CHEST PACK FOR USE IN EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY--IS SCHEDULED TOMORROW IN THE CREW SYSTEMS DIVISION 20-FOOT VACUUM CHAMBER AT THE MANNED SPACECRAFT CENTRE.

    INITIAL MANNED TESTS WERE PERFORMED BY MSC ENGINEERS IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS EQUAL TO THE VACUUM AT 180,000 FEET. UNMANNED TESTS WERE PERFORMED ON THE UNIT IN AN 8-FOOT VACUUM CHAMBER AND WERE COMPLETELY SUCCESSFUL. TWO INDIVIDUAL RUNS WERE MADE IN THE THERMAL CHAMBER.

    TEST SUBJECT JOE MCMANN OF EVA SUPPORT OFFICE WILL BE WEARING A GEMINI EXTRAVEHICULAR SUIT TOMORROW. THE CHEST-PACK WILL BE MOUNTED ON A SMALL TABLE NEAR THE TEST SUBJECT INSTEAD OF ON THE SUBJECT'S CHEST.

    THE RUN WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 135 MINUTES IN DURATION. THE METABOLIC HEAT LOAD OF WORKING IN SPACE WILL BE PRODUCED BY HAVING THE SUBJECT EXERCISE ON A STEP. THE TWO PREVIOUS RUNS WERE 65 MINUTES AND 120 MINUTES IN DURATION.

    DURING THE TESTS, AN UMBILICAL FAILURE WILL BE SIMULATED TO CHECK THE SWITCHOVER TO THE EMERGENCY OXYGEN SUPPLY. THE NEXT STEP IN THE MANNED TEST PROGRAM WILL ??? CATION OF THE ELLS WITH THE BACK-PACK AND SPACE GUN.

    THE ELLS CHEST-PACK WEIGHS ABOUT 42 POUNDS, AND CONTAINS AN EMERGENCY OXYGEN SUPPLY FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. IT WILL BE ABLE TO SUPPORT EXTRAVEHICULAR ASTRONAUTS FOR LONGER TIME PERIODS THAN THE GEMINI IV UNIT. IT WILL BE CONNECTED TO THE SPACECRAFT BY AN UMBILICAL FOR OXYGEN UNTIL RETRIEVAL OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL SUPPORT PACT (ESP) FROM THE SPACECRAFT ADAPTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2IPZQMN0PO4SO8JBKAN3BL89C
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IPZQMN0PO4SO8JBKAN3BL89C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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