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Offline AS_501

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Cabin Prep for EVA
« on: 09/18/2023 06:11 pm »
While watching Tom Mattingly's EVA (for film cannisters) on Apollo 16, I wondered what kind of cabin preps were/are needed before depressurization, on any vehicle (Gemini, Apollo, Soyuz, Dragon, etc.).  In particular, I was wondering about any bagged food or drink packs, liquid waste bags, or anything like that.  Are they stowed in a some kind of pressurized locker before depress?

Similarly, are fluid experiment samples returning on Dragon protected from an emergency cabin depress?

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Offline Jim

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Re: Cabin Prep for EVA
« Reply #1 on: 09/29/2023 12:46 am »
no pressurized locker.  Food was in vacuum seal bags.  there was no drinks other than water and flavoring,


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