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From: Preston, England
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 06-21-2004 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ashy   Click Here to Email Ashy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was reading that the Russian 'space' suit, I think its called the Sokol, could be used in an emergency, to do an EVA from one craft to another. I was wondering if the familiar orange suit used by those on the shuttle can be used for the same thing or are they solely for launch and re-entry?



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From: washington dc usa
Registered: May 2004

posted 06-21-2004 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thump   Click Here to Email thump     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Solely launch and reentry, they don't have the layers that would be needed to survive the heat/cold ( the EVA suits can withstand from 250F to - 250F. That plus the layers to protect from micrometeoroids.

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