Upon successful completion of several operational test dives, the MX-2 will enter a period of performance evaluation. The suit will be used in simulations of tasks with known performance metrics in both neutral buoyancy and space flight. The Experimental Assembly of Structures in EVA (EASE) was a Shuttle experiment developed and flown by the Space Systems Laboratory in 1985. The extensive database on assembly performance from this mission includes data on neutral buoyancy performance in both Apollo A7L-B and Shuttle EMU suits as well as flight test data in the EMU. This data will be used in comparison of the performance of the MX-2 in the same assembly task. This task, as well as others, will be repeated to obtain a performance evaluation of the MX-2 space suit analogue.

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