July 29, 2003
Over the past few days, important milestones have been met in the research program conducted by the Hamilton
Sundstrand (HS) spacesuit team. HS Engineers Addy Overbeeke and Stan Kusmider have been collaborating with Dr. Steve
Braham (HMP Chief Field Engineer), Dr. Brian Glass (NASA Ames Research Center) and Dr. Pascal Lee (HMP PI) in a number
of field test activities focused on integrating advanced communications and computing capabilities to EVA systems,
and on human exploration productivity studies (The HORSE experiment (Human-Operated Robotic Science Evaluation).
The platform for this research, the Hard Upper Torso (HUT) element of Hamilton Sundstrand's concept spacesuit for
advanced planetary exploration (Lead Engineer at HS: Ed Hodgson) was worn by HMP field scientists Adrien Bisset
(graduate student in geology & geophysics), Dr. Jeff Jones, M.D. (chief flight surgeon of the ISS program at NASA JSC),
and Dr. Pascal Lee (geology and planetary sciences) in a variety of field settings of relevance to Moon and Mars
A Polar Shelf Twin Otter took off earlier today from the HMP Base Camp with 11 HMP-2003 partcipants onboard: Pauline Akeeagok,
Adrien Bisset, Sam Burbank, Bill Clancey, Charlie Cockell, Bill Fox, Trish Garner, Jeff Jones, Stan Kusmider, Addy Overbeeke and
Elaine Walker. Slated to depart on a second flight today (weather permitting; very iffy at this time): Matt Bamsey, Brian Glass,
Greg Kalluk and Angela Idlout. Staying at camp for camp closing and final pull-out on Friday: Joe Amarualik, Steve Braham,
Melanie Howell, Samson Simeonie, Pascal Lee, Carlos Nieto, Tom Graham and Robert Stewart.
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