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Safety Design for Space Systems by Tommaso Sgobba, Axel Larsen, Gary E. Musgrave Ph.D

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Chapter 22. Extravehicular Activity Safety
Christine E. Stewart
Senior Extravehicular Activities Operations Safety Engineer, Science andApplications International Corporation, Houston, Texas

Contents

22.1 Extravehicular Activity Environment 705
22.2 Suit Hazards 712
22.3 Crew Hazards 716
22.4 Conclusions 722

22.1. Extravehicular Activity Environment

Designing hardware or experiments that are to be located or operated in an extravehicular environment requires understanding how materials and mechanisms react to the zero- g thermal vacuum environments. Even when experiment hardware is not designed to interface with a crewmember engaged in extravehicular activity, there are very credible scenarios in which incidental contact during this activity is possible. ...

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