Living room in the void

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Date
1959
Summary
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.
Publishers
WNET/13; Indiana University; Educational Television and Radio Center
Genres
Aviation; Educational; Historical
Subject
Aeronautics in medicine ; Aeronautics
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:30:04); 16mm
Notes
Gift to the IUB Libraries from Instructional Support Services.
Broadcast Date: 1959
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003272160; Other: GR00404493; MDPI Barcode: 40000003272160; OCLC: ocn1078638152; OCLC: 1078638152

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