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Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USA. Manufacturer: David Clark.
High Altitude Protective System (HAPS). Hybrid get-me-down system assembled for NASA Dryden Flight Research Center test pilots. Consisted of cut-away anti-G suit with dual bladders (altitude and G), torso counter-pressure garment (Jerkin) and British P/Q type oxygen mask. Breathing pressure to 70 mm Hg at 18 km. Combined effort between DFRC (Barnicki), Edwards AFB (Melvin), RAFIAM (Ernsting), USAFSAM (Morgan), and David Clark Company.
- 487 - Sears, William J, A Historical Review of Partial and Full Pressure Suits, . HTML when accessed: http://webpages.charter.net/mcelwain/PSUITS-Chronology.htm
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Last update 12 March 2001.
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