ERIC Number: ED347086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
The Spacesuit wall chart to which this guidebook is a supplement, portrays Astronaut Bruce McCandless on his historic first untethered spacewalk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit during Shuttle mission 41-B (February 3-11, 1984), when he ventured 100 meters from the Shuttle's cargo bay and returned safely. The guidebook provides an in-depth explanation of the elements depicted on the wall chart in see-through and cut-away perspectives, and is divided into the following sections: (1) a descriptive list of the 40 separate spacesuit components; (2) a detailed discussion of the necessary preparations and the checklist of procedures required for the donning of a spacesuit with photographs of the process; (3) a technological explanation of the design and operation of the primary life support system with illustrations; (4) a description of the provisions and the utility of the manned maneuvering unit; and (5) a historical narrative about spacesuit research and use over the past 50 years. (JJK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.