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Space History Sale Highlights Artifacts From Apollo Lunar

Space History Sale Highlights Artifacts From Apollo Lunar Missions

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Artifacts from NASA’s Apollo lunar missions will be highlights in an upcoming auction in New York City. Bonham’s is holding the Space History Sale in the Big Apple on Tuesday and will...

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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...

2013-12-21 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins completed a 5 hour and 28 minute spacewalk Saturday to remove a faulty ammonia pump on the International Space Station. A second spacewalk to install a new unit now is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The extra day will allow time for the crew to resize a spare spacesuit on the space station for use by Mastracchio....

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

[ Watch The Video: Spacewalk and Suit Testing in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab ] NASA NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, 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. As the agency plans human deep space...

World Space Walk 2013: Simultaneous Experiments Performed By Three Mars Analogue Spacesuit Teams
2013-10-10 12:36:21

AlphaGalileo Foundation One of the key elements of equipment for a future human expedition to Mars will be a spacesuit that allows astronauts to roam the Martian surface. Now, for the first time, three Mars analogue suit development teams around the world have performed simultaneous experiments, coordinated from a single mission control center. The experiments are a first step in developing a universal standard for comparing Mars analogue suits in terms of the impact they have on the...

Training Astronauts Underwater
2013-09-11 10:44:52

ESA ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and ESA astronaut instructor Hervé Stevenin slipped into the roles of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin last week for an underwater simulation of the historic mission to the Moon. Training astronauts underwater is an effective way of getting used to the sensations of working in weightlessness for long periods. Last week the underwater training concept was extended by French deep-diving specialists Comex to simulate gravity on the Moon. Lunar...

Astronaut Luca Parmitano Describes Experience Of Drowning In Space
2013-08-21 15:08:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online "Space is a harsh, inhospitable frontier and we are explorers, not colonizers" — these are the words written by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano about his experience of almost drowning in space on July 16, 2013 when his space suit developed a leak. Parmitano, an Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency (ESA), embarked on a spacewalk mission last month accompanied by NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy. The two men were tasked with...

2013-08-09 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, Aug 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Michael Foale has retired, ending a 26-year space agency career that included 375 days in space during six space shuttle missions and extended stays aboard two space stations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Foale spent 145 days aboard the Russian space station Mir in 1997 and 194 days aboard the International Space Station as commander of Expedition 8 from October 2003 to April 2004. He...

Improved Mobility And Strength For Astronauts, Paraplegics From NASA's Ironman-Like Exoskeleton
2013-08-05 09:57:04

NASA Marvel Comic's fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength. While NASA's X1 robotic exoskeleton can't do what you see in the movies, the latest robotic, space technology, spinoff derived from NASA's Robonaut 2 project may someday help astronauts stay healthier in space with the added benefit of assisting paraplegics in walking here on Earth. NASA and The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., with...

2013-07-24 16:20:45

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Question: What do aerospace-themed art, the search for planets capable of supporting life and space suits have in common? Answer: All three subjects will be together in the National Air and Space Museum's Flight and the Arts Gallery. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-b) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-c) On July...

Spacesuit Malfunction To Be Investigated By Special NASA Board
2013-07-24 05:59:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On July 16, the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) had to cut short a spacewalk designed to address several issues because of a helmet malfunction. That malfunction has led to NASA appointing a board to investigate the early termination, develop a set of lessons learned from the incident and suggest ways to prevent a similar problem in the future. Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano reported a buildup of water in the back of...