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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.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
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