Encyclopedia Astronautica

American space suit, tested 1970. Developmental 0.54 bar Emergency Intravehicular Suit (EIS) and Orbital Extravehicular Suit (OES) programs were conducted by NASA in the 1970's.

The fabric mobility joint technology developed here was the basis for the Shuttle EMU development.

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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...

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

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