| Crew Apparel
During launch and entry, crew
members wear the crew altitude protection system, which consists
of a helmet; communications cap; pressure garment; anti-exposure,
anti-gravity suit; gloves; and boots.
The crew wears escape equipment over the CAPS during launch and
entry. It consists of an emergency oxygen system; parachute harness,
parachute pack with automatic opener, pilot chute, drogue chute
and main canopy; a life raft; 2 liters of emergency drinking water;
flotation devices; and survival vest pockets containing a radio/beacon,
signal mirror, shroud cutter, pen gun flare kit, sea dye marker,
smoke flare and beacon. Manual activation of the parachute automatic
opening sequences is provided, as well as manual release of the
parachute main canopy.
On orbit, optional clothing and equipment include underwear, urine
collection devices, eyeglasses, communications headset, emesis bag,
flashlight, Swiss army knife, kneeboard, pens and pencils, stowage
bags, watches and food and drink containers.
Crew clothing and equipment used during on-orbit activities include
flight suits, IVA trousers, IVA jackets, IVA shirts, sleep shorts,
IVA soft slippers, underwear, scissors/lanyard, pocket dosimeter
and pocket food.
Crew clothing is designed for use by 90 percent of the male and
female population, the 5th to 95th percentile.