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Emergency Life Sustaining System For Spacecraft

Report Number: AMRL TDR 63-82
Author: Seeler, Henry W.
Corporate Author: Aerospace Medical Research Labs Wright-Patterson AFB Ohio
Laboratory: Biomedical Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1963-09
Pages: 13
Contract: Laboratory Research - No Contract
Project: 6373
Task: 637305
AD Number: AD0423799

A concept for a complete emergency life sustaining system for use during failure of the normal pressurization system in a spacecraft is advanced. The system includes four components: (1) an astronauts uniform with a built in mechanical pressurization system, (2) a pressure-breathing demand-regulator, (3) an automatically actuated system of solid chemical oxygen candles, and (4) a one-man compression tube. This system has been partially fabricated and appears worthy of further development.

Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
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