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Space activity suit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A space activity suit (SAS) or mechanical counterpressure suit is an . which applies stable pressure against the skin by means of skintight elastic garments.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_activity_suit

MECHANICAL COUNTER PRESSURE SPACE SUITS ...
called Mechanical Counter Pressure (MCP) may provide these required . garments (called the space suit assembly, or SSA) by primarily replacing the hard .
http://quest.nasa.gov/projects/spacewardbound/australia2009/docs/Waldie%202005%20MCP-Paper.pdf

Addressing design challenges in mechanical counterpressure ...
Addressing design challenges in mechanical counterpressure spacesuit design and space-inspired informal education policy . suits offer an alternative to gas pressurized suits by using elastic garments to provide pressure against the skin.
http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/63033

Slimming Down Future Spacesuits | Space.com
Jul 17, 2007 . The promise of mechanical counter pressure space garments has not missed NASA's eye. In early May, the U.S. space agency offered up a .
http://www.space.com/4074-slimming-future-spacesuits.html

Compression under a mechanical counter pressure space suit glove.
A mechanical counter pressure (MCP) space suit in the form of a tight elastic garment could dramatically improve extravehicular activity (EVA) dexterity, but also .
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14638463

Skin microvascular flow during hypobaric exposure with and without ...
A tight elastic garment or mechanical-counter-pressure (MCP) suit generates pressure by compression and may have several advantages over current space .
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12433230

Mechanical counter pressure on the arm counteracts adverse effects ...
INTRODUCTION: Current space suits have limited movement due to gas . an elastic garment vs. pneumatic garment to produce mechanical counter pressure .
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12924756

Webb Elastic Garments Group Elastic Counter Pressure Suit ...
When first introduced, the elastic Space Suit was met with widespread disbelief. . The first concept and early experiments of a Mechanical Counter Pressure .
http://www.elasticspacesuit.com/documentation/

Space Activity Suit
American space suit, tested 1971. Prototype for a Mechanical Counter Pressure suit made up of six layers of elastic material accompanied by a full bubble .
http://www.astronautix.com/craft/spaysuit.htm

Complex Garment Systems to Survive in Outer Space
Complex Garment Systems to Survive in Outer Space. Debi Prasad . discussed here, along with certain concepts of Biosuit- Mechanical Counter pressure Suit.
http://ojs.cnr.ncsu.edu/index.php/JTATM/article/view/2020/1199

MEMBRANE-BASED CO2 REMOVAL
PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF A MECHANICAL COUNTER PRESSURE SUIT . This MCP garment, called a Space Activity Suit, was inherently safe, since .
http://www.dsls.usra.edu/meetings/bio2001/pdf/140p.pdf

Written by Malcolm Tatum