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The Suitport's ProgressNASA-Ames Research Center developed the Suitport as an advanced space suit airlock to support a Space Station suit based on the AX-5 hard suit. Several third parties proposed their own variations of the Suitport on the moon and Mars. The Suitport recently found its first practical use as a terrestrial application in the NASA-Ames Hazmat vehicle for the clean-up of hazardous and toxic materials. In the Hazmat application, the Suitport offers substantial improvements over conventional hazard suits by eliminating the necessity to decontaminate before doffing the suit.
Document ID
19970005012
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Cohen, Marc M. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:111836
AIAA Paper 95-1062
NASA-TM-111836
Meeting Information
Life Sciences and Space Medicine(Houston, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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