December 14, 2013
Spacewalk and Suit Testing in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab
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.
[ Read the Article: Modified ‘Pumpkin Suit’ Being Tested By NASA For Asteroid Mission Spacewalks ]