Latest Extravehicular Mobility Unit Stories

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

NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory , 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.

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

After about 20 years, NASA has decided it’s about time to change out the astronaut wardrobe by developing a new spacesuit.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-06-02 09:55:00

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.

2007-05-21 13:55:00

As the overseer of the flight crew equipment preparation at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Woods is never far from his subjects. He and his team pack up all the gear each shuttle carries in the crew cabin for a mission.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.