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Interviews with the Apollo Lunar Surface Astronauts in Support of Planning for EVA Systems Design  (1994)
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Focused interviews were conducted with the Apollo astronauts who landed on the Moon. The purpose of these interviews was to help define extravehicular activity (EVA) system requirements for future lunar and planetary missions. Information from the interviews was examined with particular attention to identifying areas of consensus, since some commonality of experience is necessary to aid the design of advanced systems. Results are presented under the following categories: mission approach; mission structure; suits; portable life support systems; dust control; gloves; automation; information, displays, and controls; rovers and remotes; tools; operations; training; and general comments. Research recommendations are offered, along with supporting information.
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Apollo, Astronauts, Design, EVA, Interviews, Lunar, Planning, Surface, Systems
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NASA Technical Memorandum 108846
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