Living room in the void
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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- 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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