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Evaluation of the Advanced Crew Escape Suit

Evaluation of the Advanced Crew Escape Suit
JSC2012-E-064085 (5 June 2012) — NASA astronaut Rex Walheim participates in an evaluation of the Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES) in the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The modified ACES suit is fully integrated with Orion life support systems and will be used by crews for ascent and entry as well as

JSC2012-E-064085 (5 June 2012) — NASA astronaut Rex Walheim participates in an evaluation of the Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES) in the Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. The modified ACES suit is fully integrated with Orion life support systems and will be used by crews for ascent and entry as well as light extravehicular activity (EVA) duties. The ARGOS system allows an astronaut to be suspended and have full freedom of motion, simulating a microgravity environment. During this test, the astronaut was evaluating the amount of dexterity the suit would provide for various tasks including translating across handrails, working with tools, and entering a spacecraft hatch. Photo credit: NASA