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TLSS/ALSS


American pressure suit, tested 1982. Tactical Life Support System. Developed by the USAF and Boeing/Gentex to provide get-me-down protection from 18 km.

Incorporated many new features - including a modular mask, vest, and anti-G suit ensemble integrated to provide PBG for high G maneuvers and PBA for altitude. G trousers provided 4 times the breathing pressure from a molecular sieve oxygen concentration system. There were updated variants of this system in the United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, and an Advanced Oxygen System for France.

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See also
  • 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...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Gentex American manufacturer of spacecraft. Gentex, USA. More...

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

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