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Written in language that the interested lay reader and engineer alike can appreciate, the publication The Origins and Technology of the Advanced Extra-Vehicular Space Suit, for the first time in any book, provides an introductory engineering look at the history, evolution and future of the world's advanced extra-vehicular (EVA) space suits beyond that of the Apollo space suit system. Starting with the first true scientific mobility studies by Litton Industries for a vacuum chamber suit, and proceeding to present American and Russian Lunar and Mars EVA suit investigations, the primary theme of the book is that an advanced EVA suit is needed for the International Space Station and beyond, and that NASA has had the capability to develop and deploy such a suit system for three decades, but has been unable to do so. This, despite the efforts of some of NASA and industry's most talented engineers, and the recognition that the Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit is approaching "antique" status.
(Extracted form the press release).
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