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Three New Futuristic NASA Spacesuit Designs To Get Public Vote
2014-03-25 14:08:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA is asking the public to chime in on one of three future spacesuit design concepts that will be built this fall. The space agency’s Z-2 Suit is the latest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform. NASA said that it expects to have a fully-built Z-2 suit by this coming November. Voters have three different options to choose from, including “Biomimicry,” “Technology,” and “Trends in Society.” Each of the...

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. "Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits -- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle" provides a 526-page survey of the partial- and full-pressure suits designed to keep humans alive at the edge of space since their first use during the years before World War II. Pressure suits are not the spacesuits worn...

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2011-05-24 16:45:54

NASA said on Tuesday that astronauts will try a new set of exercises to prepare them for the change in pressure they encounter on their spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The space agency said the "slow motion hokey pokey" exercises are designed to prevent decompression sickness known as the bends, which is similar to what scuba divers face if they rise to the surface too quickly. Astronauts typically get their spacesuits on early and take a series of steps, like breathing...

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...

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2007-02-20 06:19:37

Space suits for astronauts may get a new and better design following a University of Houston doctoral student's locomotion stability research. Melissa Scott-Pandorf is a Fellow of the Texas Space Grant Consortium. "NASA's mission to send humans back to the Moon is closer to a reality every day," Scott-Pandorf, a doctoral student in the UH Department of Health and Human Performance, said. "Astronauts will need to travel easily over the planet's terrain, meaning their mobility will be important...

2006-05-02 13:58:24

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Students and faculty from five North Dakota colleges will unveil a prototype Mars spacesuit this weekend in the Badlands. Students from the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State, Dickinson State, the state College of Science in Wahpeton and Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt designed the experimental suit with a $100,000 NASA grant. Students on Saturday will don the suit and test it in the rugged Badlands terrain, which resembles the rocky...

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2005-10-29 09:51:59

Researchers are making a list: Which parts of an astronaut are most sensitive to solar flares? NASA -- Picture this: An astronaut, on the Moon, hunched down over a rock, hammer in hand, prospecting. Suddenly, over his shoulder, there's a flash of light on the sun. The radio crackles: "Explorer 1, come in. This is mission control." Explorer 1: "What's up?" Mission Control: "There's been a solar flare, a big one. You need to take cover. The radiation storm could begin in as little as 10...


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