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MIT BioSuit
2014-09-19 07:43:43

A next-gen, skintight spacesuit that would improve astronaut mobility, provide support and reduce mass in comparison to current gas-pressurized models is in the works at MIT, officials the Cambridge-based research university revealed on Thursday.

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.

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

NASA has published a book written by Dennis R. Jenkins about the development and use of clothing worn by test pilots, astronauts and others.

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2010-04-03 09:20:00

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.

2009-03-27 22:20:00

Dr. Earl Wood, inventor of the high-altitude pressure suit worn by pilots and astronauts, has died in Rochester, Minn.

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.

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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.

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2008-05-25 12:00:00

He has spent two decades, and nearly $20 million, in a quest to fly up 40 kilometers to the upper reaches of the atmosphere using a helium balloon, just so he can jump back to Earth again.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.