Living room in the void

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This program deals with protective devices for flyers in space.  As background, Col. Sweeney demonstrates the Air Force partial pressure suit, designed for emergency escape from a damaged craft, and discusses the effects of “explosive decompression,”  the sudden loss of cabin air pressure when a projectile or a meteor punctures the wall of the ship.  Mr. Ehricke then presents one of his designs for a three-stage rocket vehicle, in which the final stage is a satellite glider capable of returning to the earth with its passengers.  He discusses particularly the special features of the five-man cabin unit, a sealed compartment carrying its own atmosphere and incorporating the essential principles of the Sealed Space Cabin developed by the School of Aviation Medicine.
KUHT, University of Houston; John Rider; Hubertus Strughold; Col. Henry M. Sweeney; Sgt. Louis A. Kusey, Jr.; Krafft A. Ehricke; Green Peyton; John W. Meaney, Ph.D.; James L. Bauer; George L. Collins; Paul G. Schlessinger; Arnold Bergene; Patrick S. Coakley; Samuel O. Pitts; Lucian Stanley
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Aviation; Educational; Historical
Aeronautics in medicine ; Aeronautics
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:30:04); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003272160; Other: GR00404493; MDPI Barcode: 40000003272160; OCLC: ocn1078638152; OCLC: 1078638152

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