STP398

    Man-Rating Provisions of the Boeing 40- by 50-Foot Space Chamber

    Published: Jan 1966


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    Abstract

    The man-rating features of the 40-foot diameter by 50-foot space environment chamber at The Boeing Co. facility in Kent, Wash., are described. This chamber was designed to allow the testing of large, manned, pressurized spacecraft in real-time simulation of earth-orbiting and deep-space missions. Key features pertaining to manned occupancy, including structural design, pumping systems, repressurization systems, controls, monitoring and rescue provisions, and biomedical training and treatment are described.

    Keywords:

    space environment, space chambers, vacuum, human factors, repressurization


    Author Information:

    VanBronkhorst, John
    Manager, The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash.

    Yerkes, J. W.
    Staff engineer, The Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash.


    Paper ID: STP46442S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E21.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP46442S


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