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A Spacewalk Question  
User currently offlineAvi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 943 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1682 times:

I know that a spacewalk begins when the astronauts switch their spacesuit power to battery (when the hatch to the vacuum of space is already open) and ends when they start to pressurize the airlock.

My question is: if a spacewalk takes place 7 hours for example, how long are the astronauts "sealed" inside their spacesuit?
In other words, who much time do they spend inside their spacesuit from helmet ON to helmet OFF (under the assumption the helmet is the last item of the suit to come on and the first to come off)?

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User currently offlineChksix From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 345 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

From what I've seen on NASA tv it looks like at least 2 hr's extra in the EMU while the checks are done until they can open the hatch.

Actually I think the EVA clocks stops also when the suit is reconnected to the ISS power bus.

Over at: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ you can find detailed EVA timelines if you look in threads about previous flights.

Here's an example in this post:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/for...ew.asp?tid=12266&posts=291&start=1

[Edited 2008-04-07 09:45:27]


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User currently offlineAvi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 943 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1603 times:



Quoting Chksix (Reply 1):
From what I've seen on NASA tv it looks like at least 2 hr's extra in the EMU while the checks are done until they can open the hatch.

I watch NASA TV too but I'm locking for more accurate number before and after the spacewalk.

Quoting Chksix (Reply 1):
Actually I think the EVA clocks stops also when the suit is reconnected to the ISS power bus.

I thought that way too until I heard otherwise on NASA TV.

Thanks, I will check the links you gave me.



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