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Floating Around
Mark in the full water survival suit (several layers of warm kit, underneath the rubber dry suit) floating on the Hydrolab pool. If the cosmonauts must evacuate from a capsule into the ocean they will put on this suit if they have time, otherwise they can make an emergency evacuation in their space suits. This water survival suit is designed to keep cosmonauts alive in Arctic water for 24 hours. It's very warm... so much so that getting into it in the confined space of the capsule can kill a cosmonaut from heat exhaustion.
Floating Around
Soyuz Capsule on Deck
Soyuz Capsule on Deck
Up And Away
Up And Away
Bobbing on the Black Sea
Bobbing on the Black Sea
Ready To Board
Ready To Board
Boarding The Soyuz
Boarding The Soyuz
Heat Exhaustion
Heat Exhaustion
Climbing into the Soyuz
Climbing into the Soyuz
Rigging the Crane Cables
Rigging the Crane Cables
Up, Up and Away
Up, Up and Away
Floating Cosmonauts
Floating Cosmonauts
Lost At Sea
Lost At Sea
Choppy Seas, Sick Cosmonauts
Choppy Seas, Sick Cosmonauts
Smoke on the Water
Smoke on the Water
Up And Over
Up And Over
The Water's Warm
The Water's Warm
Beam Me Up, Scottie
Beam Me Up, Scottie
Floating Around
Floating Around
Clockwork Orange
Clockwork Orange
Survival Gear
Survival Gear
Swimming Costume
Swimming Costume
Ready For Evac
Ready For Evac
Russian Lifeboat
Russian Lifeboat
Smoke Signals
Smoke Signals
   
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