Space Suit Testing Android Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0038
Creators:
Illinois Institute of Technology
Dates:
1963-1970
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.49 Cubic Feet
1 container
Repository:
This collection consists of documentation relating to the Space Suit Testing Android.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of documentation relating to the Space Suit Testing Android, including a scrapbook, photographs, reports and drawings.

Arrangement
Arrangement
No arrangement.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
An articulated dummy was built for NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center by the Illinois Institute of Technology to support the development of space suits. It used hydraulic and electrical actuators to replicate many of the joint motions of the human body, with realistic forces. Sensors placed throughout the dummy measured forces that a prototype suit might exert on a human being when wearing the suit in a space environment. That enabled suit designers to measure how much force a human would need to move an arm or leg, or turn his or her head, when wearing a suit in space. By using this dummy instead of a human being during the design and testing of a space suit, tests could proceed that might otherwise be painful, tedious, or even dangerous for human participation.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by [Archivist's name], YEAR.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Jozef Slowik, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0038

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Space Suit Testing Android Collection, NASM.2018.0038, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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