Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-in the Russian Orlan Suit

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Astronaut Leroy Chiao's Space Blog-in the Russian Orlan Suit

Hi Lia,

We will install two experiment packages and associated cabling. One is a European robotics experiment called "Rokviss" and the second is a biological exposure experiment, called "Biorisk."

Big difference between the suits is the operating pressure and the soft goods. Because of these factors, the Russian suit is less flexible and takes more effort to move the joints and fingers. However, their tasks are designed to be less intense than US tasks, so it should be fine.

More after the EVA!

Leroy

Greece Egypt China Launch Complex Argentina Nepal/China Border Region Chi Lien Mountains South Africa Salamat Basin in Chad Mozambique Corrientes, Argentina Dec. 10, 2004 Blog Malaysia Patagonian Glaciers Bolivia

Click here for AsianConnections' exclusive interview with Leroy while in training at Star City, Russia.