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The suits used in the NBL are Class III "training only". The Display and Control Module (control panel on the chest), the life support backpack, and the SAFER self-rescue unit are mocked-up. Breathing air is supplied via an umbilical and bouyancy weigh-outs are added to the exterior of the suit. So: the soft goods (arms, legs, gloves, boots), the helmet, ...


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No propellant was ever transferred from the Orbiter to the ISS. Shuttle reboosted ISS using the Reaction Control System (RCS) jets. The small 24 lbf vernier RCS jets were used. The steps for executing the reboost were called out in the Flight Plan. Here's an example from STS-130. Note that it was done at the very end of the docked phase (straddling the ...


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The lubricant is a Braycote vacuum grease: Braycote 602-EF. There is good information on the Latching End Effector (LEE) lubrication task (the task that actually applies the grease to the Space Station Remote Manipulator System end effector mechanisms) in this paper: Extravehicular Activity Development of Unforeseen International Space Station Maintenance ...


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One could determine the planned locations of the crew during any given time by referring to the Flight Plan. For the reboost event described in the earlier answer https://space.stackexchange.com/a/39552/6944, we can look at where they were: At the initiation of the reboost, the shuttle commander would have been in the Orbiter, presumably with another ...


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I'm interpreting this question as "Did adjustments have to be made to the shuttle Digital Autopilot (DAP) while it was controlling the mated stack (shuttle + ISS) - i.e. was a maneuver tried, the results of the trial evaluated, and the DAP settings changed based on the results of the trial during the same shuttle mission?" If that interpretation is correct, ...


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The ISS, Shuttle, and Mir have all had hand-held fire exinguishers. Mir actually used them. Shuttle also had built-in fire extinguishers in the avionics bays that were discharged remotely. ISS portable fire extinguisher Shuttle portable fire extinguisher I think you over-estimate the difficulty of using them. Their nozzles are not optimized for maximum ...


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