Dr. Paul Webb

PAUL WEBB is an independent consultant, and a research professor in bioengineering and a clinical professor in community health at Wright State University. He has an MD and an MS in physiology. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. His research interests include human tolerance to heat and cold, human calorimetry, energetics in nutrition and human energy balance, aerospace and undersea medicine, and protective clothing. He produced and edited the Bioastronautics Data Book in 1964 for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He conceived, developed and tested the Space Activity Suit between 1966 and 1972. (See #3. below.) Among his awards was one from the Mars Society in 2005 for “pioneering engineering research into mechanical counter pressure spacesuits”.

Broadcast 555 (Special Edition)

Dr. Paul Webb was the guest for this Space Show program to discuss his innovative Space Activity Suit, a different type of spacesuit that holds great potential for lower costs, more maneuverability by the astronaut, greater safety, less maintenance, and less required training. As explained by Dr. Webb, this new spacesuit is a mechanical counter pressure spacesuit made from a special type of elastic-like material. The Space Activity Suit would have no joints, no pressurizing gas, it would have reduced weight, it would need reduced expendable supplies and according to Dr.

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