• Short Summary

    In order to study man's ability to work under conditions of weightlessness, staff, scientist of the Boeing Company are simulating such conditions under water at their plant in Seattle, Washington (northwest USA).

  • Description

    In order to study man's ability to work under conditions of weightlessness, staff, scientist of the Boeing Company are simulating such conditions under water at their plant in Seattle, Washington (northwest USA). By weighting the man's underwater suit properly, gravity-free conditions are achieved.

    Oxygen equipment allows the men to stay under water for more than an hour in a dive. The weightless effect can be obtained by weighting the suit or partly filling it with water.

    In space, assembly and repair will be done under gravity-free conditions and simple earth tasks will take on a feeling of unfamiliarity.

    By testing these conditions, Boeing men will be able to assist space ship designers and recommend tools and procedures to be used in space.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADDGPKEYITND1HJVYNVMHY7Z9I
    Media URN:
    VLVADDGPKEYITND1HJVYNVMHY7Z9I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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