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DU-1 Rocket Belt

DU-1 Rocket Belt
DU-1 Rocket Belt developed in 1960's as a spacewalk manoeuvring unit. Never used.
Credit: Andy Salmon
Russian space mobility device. Cancelled 1966. This rocket belt was planned for use aboard a follow-on Voskhod mission in the 1960's. The mission was cancelled and the belt never tested.

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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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  • Zvezda Russian manufacturer of spacecraft. Zvezda Design Bureau, Russia. More...

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