Evaluating the Advanced Crew Escape Suit
NASA astronaut Rex Walheim participated in an evaluation of the Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES) in the Active Response Gravity Offload System, or ARGOS, at the Johnson Space Center on Tuesday, June, 5, 2012. The modified ACES suit is fully integrated with Orion life support systems and will be used by crews for ascent and entry, as well as light extra vehicular activities, commonly referred to as spacewalks. The ARGOS system allows an astronaut to be suspended and have full freedom of motion, simulating a microgravity environment. During this test, Walheim evaluated the amount of dexterity the suit would provide for various tasks including translating across handrails, working with tools and entering a spacecraft hatch.
Image Credit: NASA/Radislav Sinyak
Probably the most gratuitous of GPOY.
365ish days of me in 30ish seconds, March 21, 2011, to March 23, 2012.
(using Everyday app because Adam told me to)
Favorite Part: The subtle, yet delightful, ever-changing HAIR OF MORROW.
Second Favorite Part: The evolution of BEARD OF MORROW.
What’s your favorite part of EVERYDAY MORROW?