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STS-26 MS Nelson during Crew escape system (CES) testing in JSC WETF Bldg 29

1988-07-08

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S88-42409 (20 July 1988) --- STS-26 Discovery, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 103, Mission Specialist (MS) George D. Nelson participates in crew escape system (CES) testing in JSC Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF) Bldg 29. Nelson, wearing the newly designed (navy blue) launch and entry suit (LES), floats in WETF pool with the aid of an underarm flotation device (modern version of Mas West floats). He awaits the assistance of SCUBA-equipped divers during a simulation of escape and rescue operations utilizing a new CES pole for emergency exit from the Space Shuttle.

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  • Title: STS-26 MS Nelson during Crew escape system (CES) testing in JSC WETF Bldg 29
  • Date Created: 1988-07-08
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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