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Modified 'Pumpkin Suit' Being Tested By NASA For Asteroid Mission Spacewalks
2013-12-13 12:32:12

[ Watch The Video: Spacewalk and Suit Testing in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab ] NASA NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers are testing a modified version of the pumpkin-orange Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) worn by space shuttle astronauts during launch and reentry for use by future crew in the Orion spacecraft. As the agency plans human deep space...

Spacesuit Redesign In Store For NASA Astronauts
2012-07-30 12:21:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After about 20 years, NASA has decided it´s about time to change out the astronaut wardrobe by developing a new spacesuit. NASA has its eyes set on some deep space missions in the coming years, including trips to a near-Earth object or Mars. Developing a new spacesuit for its astronauts is just another step to get it closer to its goal. The Z-1 prototype spacecraft and Portable Life Support System (PLSS) 2.0 test article is...

2011-07-08 11:46:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), today supported the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, continuing its legacy of contributions to every launch since the shuttle's maiden mission in 1981. Hamilton Sundstrand's auxiliary power units, rudder speed brake actuators, body flap actuators, thermal control, life support and power systems have played a key role in space shuttle...

2010-05-14 09:17:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A space consortium that includes Hamilton Sundstrand has won the 2009 Robert J. Collier Trophy for its work in the design, development and assembly of the International Space Station. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The National Aeronautic Association announced its selection of the International Space Station team as the Collier Trophy winner at a recent luncheon. It honored the team for...

2010-05-11 08:40:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand's One EVA team was presented a Stellar Award in the Team Category at the recent 2010 annual Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) banquet in Houston. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The One EVA team - comprised of five companies: ILC Dover, United Space Alliance, Oceaneering International Inc., the Boeing Co. and led by Hamilton Sundstrand - provides NASA...

2009-07-22 13:10:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand equipment is playing a crucial role in NASA's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Much like 40 years ago -- when Hamilton Sundstrand equipment supported the historic July 20, 1969 Apollo moon landing -- Hamilton Sundstrand equipment will again support a significant milestone in the nation's rich space travel history...

2009-03-16 09:07:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand equipment is playing a key role in NASA's STS-119 mission to the International Space Station. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). During the 14-day mission, the Hamilton Sundstrand spacesuit will support three spacewalks (EVAs) to install the final set of solar array wings and truss element needed to complete the International Space Station's electricity generating system. The...

2008-06-13 15:00:06

By Eric Gershon, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jun. 13--Born in Connecticut, NASA's spacesuit is moving to Houston. In a blow to United Technologies Corp. and to Connecticut pride, NASA announced late Thursday that it has awarded a $184 million development contract for the next-generation spacesuit to Houston-based Oceaneering International Inc., a company that specializes in deep sea technology for the offshore oil and gas industry. Engineers at UTC's Hamilton Sundstrand unit...

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2008-06-02 09:55:00

The technical marvel that is the space shuttle system does not stop with the spacecraft. The spacesuits the astronauts wear during launch and landing are examples of high-tech clothing designed to hold communications equipment, oxygen tanks, parachutes and enough water for a day. All while keeping the wearer cool. You won't see a bulky pressure suit weighing 91 pounds and painted orange on the fashion runways of Paris, but they are an essential element of any astronaut's wardrobe. No one...

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2007-05-21 13:55:00

Ron Woods is one of the few people to effectively capture spacesuits in their native habitats. Designed to keep humans alive in the void of orbit and on the moon, the rugged garments nevertheless spend almost their entire lives in pristine rooms on Earth. It is there that Woods finds them and brings their stories to life. "To me, there's nothing more artistic than a spacesuit," Woods said. "They're just real interesting pieces of hardware to me and I just started painting them." The details...


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