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Marquardt sled astronaut maneuvering unit
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Other Designations: Marquardt Space Sled. Class: Manned. Type: Space Suits. Nation: USA. Agency: USAF. Manufacturer: Marquardt.
Marquardt developed a sled design in the mid-1960ís for maneuvering in the vicinity of a spacecraft. The space sled approach was dropped in preference to the shuttle manned maneuvering unit.
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