Evaluation of SAFER EVA backpack, STS-64

Evaluation of SAFER EVA backpack, STS-64

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Caption: SAFER backpack test. Astronaut Carl Meade seen testing the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER) system during Shuttle Mission STS-64. At upper right is the Shuttle's Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm, at bottom right is the payload bay. SAFER is a scaled-down version of the Manned Manoeuvring Unit (MMU) used in Shuttle space walks, and is intended to provide emergency free- flying mobility or a self-rescue capability to astronauts during extravehicular activity (EVA). SAFER clips around the normal life-support backpack, and is powered by 24 fixed nitrogen thrusters. The nitrogen supply may be replenished during an EVA. STS-64 flew on 9-20 September 1994.

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Keywords: backpack, carl j., eva, eva backpack, extravehicular activity, in flight, manned spaceflight, meade, safer, safer backpack, simplified aid for eva rescue, space shuttle, spacewalk, sts-64, sts64

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