GIANT STRIDES
DEVELOPMENT OF SPACEWALKING TEQUNIQUES

Once the technique of launching a crew into space, sustaining them whilst there and bringing them home safely was demonstrated, the next step was to evaluate work outside the comparative safety of the spacecraft.  Generally known as "walking in space" the operation is more correctly described as floating in space, but the "space walking" term is used to describe all activities outside the space vehicle in the vacuum of space.  In this lecture, Dave explains the development of the procedures, techniques, systems and hardware required to sustain a human outside the spacecraft and perform effective tasks whilst there.  The extensive space walking operations outside numerous space stations are recalled along with the experiences and lessons learned from walking on the lunar surface.  From these activities, the application to a potential return to the moon and future surface exploration of Mars are explained.  This presentation is developed from Dave's 2004 book
Walking in Space
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