another vs. the other
'Are you ready, Tan-Lin?' Mecco asked. 'Yes, I'm ready,' she answered. Tan-Lin sat down in the big seat next to him. She put the big straps around her. One strap was around her legs. The other strap was around the top part of her body. Mecco pushed a button in front of him with one hand. With another hand he turned a small wheel. They went down to the dark side of the planet.
1. Сколько ремней (straps) и сколько рук у Мекко?
2. Какая смысловая разница между the other side и another side?
3. Какие объекты могут иметь the other side, а какие - another side?