High Altitude Suits Keep Pressure on Pilots

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: September 19, 2006   View Article

Thank Jim Sokolik and other life-support technicians for keeping the pilots of NASA’s ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft safe and under pressure as the planes head into the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere.

Sokolik heads the High Altitude Life Support Team at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

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