• Short Summary

    THE PROSPECT OF MAN BEING ABLE TO MOVE ABOUT IN SPACE OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF A SPACE VEHICLE IS COMING CLOSER, AS WAS DEMONSTRATED AT WRIGHTS PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, DAYTON, JUNE 26.

  • Description

    1.
    LV C-135 ON TARMAC
    0.06

    2.
    SCU NOSE OF C-135 WITH DRAWING OF ARC.
    0.10

    3.
    CU PAN OF ARC ON NOSE OF C-135 AIRCRAFT.
    0.21

    4.
    LV BACKSHOT OF C-135
    0.24

    5.
    SV INT. MAN DEMONSTRATING ONE-MAN SPACE VEHICLE STRAPPED ON BACK.
    0.37

    6.
    CU A TILT DOWN FROM FACE TO CONTROL BOX AT WAIST
    0.47

    7.
    LV MAN MOVING BACKWARDS AFTER RELEASING VALVE.
    0.45

    8.
    CU CONTROL BOX
    0.48

    9.
    LV MAN MOVING BACKWARDS
    0.54

    10.
    CU MAN'S FACE
    0.58

    11.
    CU CONTROL BOX
    1.02

    12.
    SV MAN PUTS HANDKERCHIEF IN FRONT OF JET, IT BLOWS AWAY.
    1.07

    13.
    LV OVER MAN'S SHOULDER DITTO.
    1.12



    Initials TDH/V/PB TDH/V/WS/HB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE PROSPECT OF MAN BEING ABLE TO MOVE ABOUT IN SPACE OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF A SPACE VEHICLE IS COMING CLOSER, AS WAS DEMONSTRATED AT WRIGHTS PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, DAYTON, JUNE 26.

    A UNIQUE DEVICE WORN ON THE BACK OF AN ASTRONAUT IN A PRESSURE SUIT, IS DESIGNED TO POSITION AND STABILISE HIM SUFFICIENTLY TO PERFORM CERTAIN TASKS IN SPACE, OUTSIDE A SPACECRAFT, IT WOULD PERMIT AN ASTRONAUT TO TRANSFER FROM ONE SPACE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER. KEY FEATURES OF THE SYSTEM INCLUDE AN AUTOMATIC STABILIZATION SYSTEM WHICH HOLDS THE CREWMAN IN A SELECTED POSITION, PERMITTING HIM TO USE BOTH HANDS FOR PERFORMING HIS ASSEMBLY, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICING TASKS AND A PROPULSION SYSTEM PERMITTING HIM TO CHANGE HIS POSITION OR TRAVEL IN ANY DESIRED DIRECTION. OPERATING CONTROLS ARE CONTAINED IN A SMALL FIBRE GLASS PANEL LOCATED AT THE WAIST AND CONNECTED TO THE BACK PACK BY LIGHT STRAPS.

    AT DAYTON AN AIR FORCE C-135 JET - MILITARY VERSION OF THE BOEING 707 - WAS USED TO TEST THE SUIT'S EFFICIENCY. AFTER THE GROUND DEMONSTRATION THE WOULD-BE ASTRONAUT WAS TAKEN UP TO A HEIGHT OF 34,000 FEET AND AT THE PEAK OF THE PLANE'S FLIGHT, EXPERIENCED WEIGHTLESS CONDITIONS FOR SEVERAL SECONDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC0QHG8OKZQKFWFCQHFZ5I2JOH
    Media URN:
    VLVAC0QHG8OKZQKFWFCQHFZ5I2JOH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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