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Marquardt space sled




Marquardt space sled
A design for individual space maneuvering in the vicinity of a spacecraft, the space sled lost out to the seat-like manned maneuvering unit. The mannequin riding the sled in the photo shown here is wearing an experimental spacesuit which was one of a series tested in the mid-1960s. Unlike the space sled, the suit was part of a continuing evolution which produced the operational spacesuits used today.


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   • MANNED SPACEFLIGHT

Source: National Museum of the USAF