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American pressure suit, operational 1965. A bladder type partial pressure suit, with quick don, 8 sizes.

Separate garment (CWU-4/P) for immersion protection, inverted neck seal, HGU/8/P helmet, front entry, get-me-down altitude protection, no ventilation initially. Gloves were needed for longer term exposure to high altitude. Used by Kittinger in USAF stratosphere jump, later used by Japanese.

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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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