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2012-10-04 09:33:07

NASA has published a colorful, picture-filled book that details the development and use of the protective clothing worn by test pilots, astronauts and others as they soar high above Earth. "Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits -- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle" provides a 526-page survey of the partial- and full-pressure suits designed to keep humans alive at the edge of space since their first use during the years before World War II. Pressure suits are not the spacesuits worn...

Spacesuit History - Dressing For Altitude
2012-09-06 05:47:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has published a book written by Dennis R. Jenkins about the development and use of clothing worn by test pilots, astronauts and others. The book, called "Dressing for Altitude: Aviation Pressure Suits -- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle" is filled with colorful pictures that show off the innovations over the years of flight suits. NASA said Dressing for Altitude contains a 526-page survey of the partial and full-pressure suits...

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2010-04-03 09:20:00

Felix Baumgartner Tests Next-Generation Suit in Wind Tunnel, Low Pressure Chamber and Open Air History has been made this week as Red Bull Stratos unveiled the first space suit ever to be produced by David Clark Company for a non-governmental space program. The Red Bull Stratos science team has also revealed the pressure helmet, which with the suit will serve as Felix Baumgartner's sole life-support system when he steps off his capsule at 120,000 feet to attempt a record-breaking freefall...

2009-02-27 15:43:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) announced that it has signed a letter contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for development and production of the Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS), a new space suit for solar system exploration. The CSSS is a key component of the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) System for NASA's Space Exploration program. It will be used to sustain the U.S. presence in low Earth...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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