SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT USED:
- VEST kit for delivery and stowage on-board SM
- VEST kit for return to Earth
There are three types of the VEST personal garments
- for work, exercise and sleep - that are to be
used by Italian cosmonaut R.Vittori during different
types of his activities performed throughout a working
day, during exercise (fitness) cycles using standard
exercise hardware - stationary bicycle VB-3 and
dynamometers - as well as during his sleep.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT USED:
- Stationary bicycle VB-3;
- A set of dynamometers;
- DSR-PD1P camcorder.
A SUITE OF SUPPORT EQUIPMENT:
- Camera NIKON F5
- lens 24/85 mm
- lens 80/100 mm
- PCMCIA card adapter
- 35-mm film,
To evaluate a new integrated system of garments
made of different types of materials intended for
use in space flight environment.
- wearing a VEST garment which was specially designed
for the mission of Italian cosmonaut R.Vittori to
- obtaining the cosmonaut's opinion about his psychological
and physiological well-being, the garment's wearability;
its aesthetic qualities, efficiency of thermal stability
and physical hygiene on-board the space station.
Verifying the functionality of the new integrated
garment system VEST, including its ergonomic qualities
in space flight environment, which will allow to reduce
the mass and volume of clothing that is planned to
be used in long-duration space missions to ISS.