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American pressure suit, operational 1975. Modified A/P22S-6 suit to add urine collection device with other material and hardware changes.

This high altitude suit was a multi-layered unit that covered the neck, torso, arms, legs and the feet. The high altitude full pressure flying outfit was designed for long duration, high altitude flights consisting of a full pressure suit, gloves and helmet. When integrated, the flying outfit provided the following major features:

  • Breathing system
  • Anti-suffocation protection
  • Habitable environment above 35,000 feet
  • Ventilation system
  • Visor heating system
  • Communication system
  • Feeding and drinking capability
  • Urine relief system

The A/P22S-61 model of the suit was primarily used on the SR-71 aircraft.

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  • Space Suits To explore and work in space, human beings must take their environment with them because there is no atmospheric pressure and no oxygen to sustain life. Inside the spacecraft, the atmosphere can be controlled so that special clothing is not needed. But in order to work outside the spacecraft, humans need the protection of a spacesuit. More...

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  • Sears, William J, A Historical Review of Partial and Full Pressure Suits, Web Address when accessed: here.

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