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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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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