World Space Walk 2013: Three Mars Analogue Spacesuit Teams Perform Simultaneous Experiments   Leave a comment

The ‘World Space Walk 2013’ coordinated tests took place on Tuesday 8th October 2013 as a highlight of World Space Week 2013, which this year has the theme of ‘Exploring Mars, Discovering Earth’. The tests were designed and led by the Austrian Space Forum, which also provided the Mission Control Centre for the campaign. The spacesuit experiments were carried out in Innsbruck, North Dakota, France and Utah.

The ‘World Space Walk’ spacesuit testers performed agility and mobility tasks wearing:

  • The Aouda.X suit developed by the Austrian Space Forum in Innsbruck, Austria
  • The NDX-2 suit developed by the Human Spaceflight Laboratory of the University of North Dakota, USA
  • Analogue suits at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), Utah, USA.
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THE AOUDA.X ANALOGUE ASTRONAUT, LUCA FORESTA, IN INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA. 
CREDIT: OEWF/CLAUDIA STIX 
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AOUDA.X ANALOGUE ASTRONAUT, LUCA FORESTA, STARTS THE OBSTACLE COURSE. 
CREDIT: OEWF/CLAUDIA STIX 
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AOUDA.X ANALOGUE ASTRONAUT, LUCA FORESTA, COMPLETES AN OBSTACLE COURSE AS A WARM-UP FOR THE D-TREX EXPERIMENTS. 
CREDIT: OEWF/CLAUDIA STIX 
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AOUDA.X ANALOGUE ASTRONAUT ERECTS A TRIPOD TO MOUNT A SUNDIAL GNOMON FOR D-TREX EXPERIMENT 1.
CREDIT: OEWF/CLAUDIA STIX 
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AOUDA.X ANALOGUE ASTRONAUT, LUCA FORESTA, TAKES PHOTOS OF THE HORIZON FOR D-TREX EXPERIMENT 2. 
CREDIT: OEWF/CLAUDIA STIX 
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AOUDA.X ANALOGUE ASTRONAUT, LUCA FORESTA, TAKES PHOTOS OF THE HORIZON FOR D-TREX EXPERIMENT 2.
CREDIT: OEWF/CLAUDIA STIX 
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AOUDA.X ANALOGUE ASTRONAUT COLLECTS A STONE AND PLACES IT IN A SAMPLE BAG FOR D-TREX EXPERIMENT 3.
CREDIT: OEWF/CLAUDIA STIX 
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA’S NDX-2 SUIT TESTER, TIFFANY SWARMER, NEGOTIATING THE OBSTACLE COURSE BEFORE UNDERTAKING THE D-TREX EXPERIMENT.
CREDIT: PABLO DE LEÓN/TIFFANY SWARMER/UND AEROSPACE NETWORK 
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA’S NDX-2 SUIT TESTER, TIFFANY SWARMER, NEGOTIATING THE OBSTACLE COURSE BEFORE UNDERTAKING THE D-TREX EXPERIMENT. 
CREDIT: PABLO DE LEÓN/TIFFANY SWARMER/UND AEROSPACE NETWORK 
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA’S NDX-2 SUIT TESTER, TIFFANY SWARMER, TAKING PHOTOS OF THE HORIZON FOR D-TREX EXPERIMENT 2.
CREDIT: PABLO DE LEÓN/TIFFANY SWARMER/UND AEROSPACE NETWORK 
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA’S NDX-2 SUIT TESTER, TIFFANY SWARMER, TAKING PHOTOS OF THE HORIZON FOR D-TREX EXPERIMENT 2, WITH HELP FROM PROJECT LEADER PABLO DE LEÓN.
CREDIT: PABLO DE LEÓN/TIFFANY SWARMER/UND AEROSPACE NETWORK 
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA’S NDX-2 SUIT TESTER, TIFFANY SWARMER, STOWING A SAMPLE FOR D-TREX EXPERIMENT 3.
CREDIT: PABLO DE LEÓN/TIFFANY SWARMER/UND AEROSPACE NETWORK 
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THE MDRS ANALOGUE CREW PREPARE FOR THE D-TREX EXPERIMENTS. PATRICIA SMEDLEY AND JEAN HUNTER WERE THE ANALOG ASTRONAUTS. HARITINA MOGOSANU TOOK TIME MEASUREMENTS AND RANDALL DUNNING COMMUNICATED WITH MISSION CONTROL.
CREDIT: THE MARS SOCIETY/ H. MOGOSANU/ WSW2013 MISSION TO MARS CREW 
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DRS WORLD SPACE WALK PARTICIPANT, DR JEAN HUNTER. 
CREDIT: THE MARS SOCIETY/ H. MOGOSANU/ WSW2013 MISSION TO MARS CREW 
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MDRS WORLD SPACE WALK PARTICIPANT, PATRICIA (TRICIA) MARIE SMEDLEY. 
CREDIT: THE MARS SOCIETY/ H. MOGOSANU/ WSW2013 MISSION TO MARS CREW 
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MDRS WORLD SPACE WALK ANALOG ASTRONAUTS PREPARE FOR THE OBSTACLE COURSE AS A FIRST STEP FOR THE D-TREX EXPERIMENTS. 
CREDIT: THE MARS SOCIETY/ H. MOGOSANU/ WSW2013 MISSION TO MARS CREW
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Posted October 25, 2013 by kitokinimi in Uncategorized

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