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Pressure Suit

Pressure Suit

Jim Sokolik shows off how a pressure suit inflates for pilots at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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The question that will decide our destiny is not whether we shall expand into space. It is: shall we be one species or a million? A million species will not exhaust the ecological niches that are awaiting the arrival of intelligence.

- Freeman Dyson (b. 1923)
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