SPACESUITS (Second Edition)

Kenneth S. Thomas & Harold J. McMann

SPACESUITS (Second Edition U.S. Spacesuits (Second Edition) offers a unique insight into the world of spacesuit development. It explains how our routine use of clothing provides a link to the functions of spacesuits, and why spacesuits are far more than just garments. Not only are they a last refuge for survival in a disaster, but they also act as personal spacecraft that allow direct contact and interaction with everything beyond our world.

This revised and updated new edition
The book is illustrated with a unique collection that includes scores of photographs that have never been reproduced before. The Second Edition of U.S. Spacesuits is the most accurate and comprehensive text about the general topic of spacesuits, and U.S. spacesuits in particular, that has ever been produced.

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Editorial notes
Acronyms and abbreviations

1. Introduction
2. Reaching upward and outward
3. The basics of spacesuits
4. Launch/entry spacesuits: Past, present, and possibly future
5. Gemini: The first approaches to exploring and working in space
6. Apollo: Mankind starts the exploration of the Moon
7. Advanced development for canceled Apollo missions
8. U.S. Air Force spacesuits
9. Skylab and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project suit systems (1969-1975)
10. The Space Shuttle program: Orbital EVA comes of age
11. The quest for future extravehicular activity and planetary exploration
12. Epilogue

Appendix A: U.S. spaceflight suit system overview
Appendix B: U.S. EVA information

Extent: 512 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4419-9565-0

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