Russian Spacesuits

Russian Spacesuits

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This is the very first a€˜inside storya€™ of a key part of the Soviet manned space programme, detailing the development of Soviet/Russian spacesuits. The authors, as participants in the programme, provide details of events, previously unknown in the West, including their technical development. These space suits were an important part of the many Soviet firsts in the space race a€“ Yuri Gagarina€™s flight, Valentina Tereskova, the first woman in space, the first space walk by Alexei Leonov, and the first transfer on orbit from one spacecraft to another. All previous books on Soviet manned space flights focus on the spacecraft and cosmonaut teams. This book provides a total overview of the successful Soviet/Russian development of space suits and subsequent space walks from Vostok to MIR and ISS.Application of the water-cooled garment in combination with effective operation of the sublimation heat exchanger keeps the ... The system provides wireless radio communication between two crew members as well as with the orbiting stationa#39;s radio set with its subsequent downlink relay. ... in a vacuum chamber, with simulation of crew activity in the airlock process and during autonomous operation.

Title:Russian Spacesuits
Author: Isaac Abramov, Ingemar Skoog
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2003-07-02

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