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Pilot Fullerton dons anti-g and ejection escape suit (EES) on middeck

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Manufacturer's Designation: S1030A. Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: David Clark.

The initial series of shuttle flights were equipped with specially adapted SR-71 ejection seats for the two crew. The crew were provided with space suits, derived from the USAF SR-71 suits, which provided them with some protection in the event of ejection or cabin depressurization. The suit was a modified S1030A with an anti-G system. After the initial flights, and until the Challenger disaster, the crew was provided only with oxygen masks.

STS-2STS-2 - STS-2 suit preparation

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