Post by Lynn McGuire
Freefall: Florence is checking the spaceship for micro collision damage
Florence (the hybrid wolf) is wearing a sack space suit. No legs. I
wonder how she gets about on the hull ?
In his YA novel _Islands in the Sky_ Arthur Clarke describes legless
space suits for use in free fall. These are said to be simpler and
more rugged than the suits used on the surface of the Moon.
The wearer controls the suit's thrusters with their feet. These
were illustrated on the cover of the original hardback Winston
Willey Ley described "work suits" to be used in the construction of
a space station. These were spherical capsules holding the occupant,
with reaction control thrusters and multiple sets of robot arms,
allowing the astronaut to hold and orient two or more components
while joining them together or to the station. Ley also described
space suits with gripping devices on the feet for use in free fall.