Sunday, October 5, 2014

High Adventure

Wow, in an impromptu pressure test tonight things were feeling good so I kept adding suit pressure from 2 psi to 3, then up to 4, then up to five. Suit seams were creaking, there were popping and groaning sounds, the helmet hold-down buckle slipped and then failed, and I could only read the top row of my instruments! Exciting business, we reduced pressure and all was OK. As you're strapped into this system you feel slowly that you are reverting to infancy, completely dependent on exterior systems to survive. You are tightly strapped into a reclined seat, watching your suit pressure and C02 numbers, and at high suit pressure you are encased in a suit of iron. Very interesting sensations! A lot of good information tonight.

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