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EVA (Extravehicular Activity) Operations
This page gives an overview of spacesuit design and operations and a short history of spacesuit development.
This site gives an overview of the space walks that astronauts and cosmonauts will make during the assembly and operations of the International Space Station.
This page provides a general overview of the ISS Joint Airlock and its use during EVAs.
This page gives an overview of the EVA suit and components provided by Hamilton Sunstrand
"This video resource guide contains background material and classroom activities related to how spacesuits work and the tasks that astronauts perform while spacewalking. "
This 1997 report describes current EVA technology in use and that which will be developed for use during the operation of the International Space Station.
The EVA Project Office at NASA Johnson Space Center is charged with responsibility and authority to serve as the EVA program management authority within NASA and is chartered to provide final review and approval for all areas of EVA, including safe EVA execution, training, integration and operations, development for suits, systems and support equipment, and all EVA-related advanced technology at NASA JSC.
This document presents a description of EVAs for all ISS assembly, resupply, and utilization missions in tabular format.
"This plan identifies the procedures that will be followed by CTSD and contractor personnel to provide real-time support for Space Shuttle flights that involve scheduled, unscheduled or contingency EVA activities. Interfaces with other supporting contractors or organizations are given. Details involving mission support provided by these organizations must be obtained from the mission support plans, which they generate and publish."
This 72 page document contains the procedures required to maintain and operate the Russian ORLAN EVA suit. This documents contains numerous photographs and diagrams describing the ORLAN suit's operation and a series of checklists and procedures used to perform systems checks, trouble shoot, and routine maintenance.
This document contains detailed drawings of the EVA tools, external ISS structures, and other items associated with ISS assembly EVA activity required for ISS mission 3A.
This document contains detailed drawings of the EVA tools, external ISS structures, and other items associated with ISS assembly EVA activity required for ISS mission 4A.
This document contains detailed drawings of the EVA tools, external ISS structures, and other items associated with ISS assembly EVA activity required for ISS mission 5A.
This 411 page document contains detailed operations procedures and checklists for the EVAs conducted on mission ISS-7A. It also contains drawings of the EVA tools, external ISS structures, and other items associated with ISS assembly EVA activity required for ISS mission 7A.
The Space Station provides Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Aids to assist EVA crewmembers in the assembly and external maintenance of the Space Station. The EVA aids are used at worksites and along translation paths to restrain the EVA crewmembers, to provide stable work platforms, to perform assembly and maintenance tasks, and to translate both crew and equipment. This document defines and controls the interfaces between EVA standard hardware and users of that hardware, and is limited to those interfaces only. For the purposes of this ICD, the term "user" is defined as any element or ORU that interfaces with any EVA standard equipment item. Included in this ICD are drawings, physical specifications, environmental requirements, and mechanical and electrical interfaces between EVA systems and other ISS systems.