Detail View: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection: STS-49 Mission Specialist (MS) Hieb prepares for EVA simulation in JSC's WETF

Title: 
STS-49 Mission Specialist (MS) Hieb prepares for EVA simulation in JSC's WETF
Description: 
STS-49 Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105, Mission Specialist (MS) Richard J. Hieb, fully suited in an extravehicular mobility unit (EMU), adjusts the EMU mini workstation attached to the EMU upper torso as technicians look on. Hieb is preparing for International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) on-orbit repair and redeployment simulation activities in JSC's Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF) Bldg 29. In the spring of next year, Hieb will exit the shirt-sleeve environment of OV-105 to assist in capturing the errant INTELSAT VI communications spacecraft and to install a perigee stage on the satellite to help it achieve its originally intended geosynchronous orbital position. Hieb is fitted with weights on his pressurized spacesuit to help him achieve neutral buoyancy in the WETF pool.
Date Taken: 
1992-01-02
Program: 
Shuttle
Mission: 
STS-049
Subject Terms: 
ASTRONAUT
facet_what: 
Extravehicular Activity (EVA)
facet_where: 
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Photo ID: 
S91-53691
Film Type: 
35mm
UID: 
SPD-JSC-S91-53691
original url: 
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