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The performance of field scientists undertaking observations of early life fossils while in simulated space suit

Authors
  • D, Willson
  • J C, Rask
  • S C, George
  • P, De Leon
  • Rosalba Bonaccorsi
  • J, Blank
  • J, Slocombe
  • K, Silburn
  • H, Steele
  • M, Gargarno
  • C P, Mckay
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Astronautica
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 31, 2014
Volume
93
Pages
193–206
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

We conducted simulated Apollo Extravehicular Activity′ s (EVA) at the 3.45 Ga Australian Pilbara Dawn of life (Western Australia) trail with field and non-field scientists using the University of North Dakota′ s NDX-1 pressurizable space suit to overview the effectiveness of scientist astronauts employing their field observation skills while looking for stromatolite fossil evidence. Off-world scientist astronauts will be faced with space suit limitations in vision, human sense perception, mobility, dexterity, the space suit fit, time ...

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