Painting 15A shows the co-pilot getting down to work, depending on his MH-5 spacesuit for life support while he confirms the functioning of the laboratory systems. The waist-high hand holds are more clearly seen as glowing light fixtures in this picture. The man is in an awkward pose: in weightlessness, assuming his feet are in stable fittings, he would be hunched forward instead of hyperextended backwards at the waist. He appears to have a reddish belt around the middle of his suit, which may be a restraint device holding him in place.