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carmelo
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posted 10-23-2005 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This seems a sort of G2C gemini spacesuit prototype.Note the difference with a 1964 G2C suit.The helmet is different from the definitive suit,and the boots much higher.In yours opinion the photo is from 1962 or 63?

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Duke Of URL
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posted 10-23-2005 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Duke Of URL   Click Here to Email Duke Of URL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, Carmelo, I can't help. The other day I was wearing purple socks with yellow pants.

Given that level of sartorial obliviousness, it's impossible for me to comment intelligently on the differences between versions of the G2C suit.

It looks like the difference with the boots is that on the left they're tucked in.

(I know you're not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition. Forgive me.)

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posted 10-23-2005 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Astro Bill   Click Here to Email Astro Bill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Flash Gordon is on the left. Captain Video is on the right.

carmelo
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posted 10-24-2005 03:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love early 60s fashions! http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3663/gt31c8ng.jpg

spaceuk
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posted 10-24-2005 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
G4C suit (Gemini) ? c 1965

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posted 10-24-2005 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While on about Gemini suits, the Gemini G3C helmet had a drinking port on the lower helmet wall. A drinking spout could be attached to this port so that astronaut could drink while visor down.

Seemed like a good idea but I don't thinkthey've used it since in American programs?

Anyone know why?

Maybe one for the next gen luanr astronauts?


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John Charles
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posted 10-24-2005 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Charles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spaceuk:
While on about Gemini suits, the Gemini G3C helmet had a drinking port on the lower helmet wall. A drinking spout could be attached to this port so that astronaut could drink while visor down.
Seemed like a good idea but I don't thinkthey've used it since in American programs?
Anyone know why?
Maybe one for the next gen luanr astronauts?
Phill
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Phill,
A "feeding port" was also incorporated in the Apollo "fishbowl" helmet on the left side near the neck ring. Not used on Shuttle launch entry suits, nor on any Russian suit that I am aware of. However, I did plant the suggestion with a NASA suit engineer who was wondering how to keep crews hydrated on the way home from the moon if they lost cabin pressure in the CEV and had to stay in their suits for three days!

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spaceuk
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posted 10-25-2005 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John

Was the feedport ever used during an Apollo mission that we know of?

I'm pleased you've raised the subject with CEV engineers. I hope they incorporate it!

Phill
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spaceuk
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posted 10-25-2005 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another suit subject that I hope they pay attention to is the sole of the boots for lunar/Mars surface EVA's.

On Apollo they were the 'famous' cleats (ridges). As we now know - from the Apollo experience - is that because of the glassy surface of the soil , in certain circumstances the crew member could slip and fall.

The same may apply to parts of the Mars surface where we see the millions of heamatite spheres.

Maybe the sole needs to have deeper cleats or maybe in a deep chevron pattern to enable a deeper impression be made and better grip? <aybe the soil needs have some form of 'sandpaper-like' material that can take out the 'smoothness' of the soil particles under the sole as pressure is applied when crew member walking? Perhaps the guys over at Nike could help?

Maybe the EVA shoes need be like arctic snow shoes with a wide teardrop shape to spread the load ?


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posted 10-25-2005 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last post here:-

<aybe the soil needs

should read :-

Maybe the sole needs


Maybe my 'old soul' needs updating !


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