Thursday, 26 December 2013

NASA develops MacGyver snorkel for astronauts

Putting a snorkel on a space suit seems about as daft as making water wings for a meerkat, but that’s exactly what NASA has done. It isn’t some bureaucratic error, but a serious piece of life-saving engineering inspired by an incident in July, when an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS) almost drowned in his own helmet when water started leaking in. Now faced with urgent repairs due to a faulty cooling system, NASA has come up with a quick fix, so a team can venture outside the station in safety while the cause of the leak remains under investigation. .. Continue Reading NASA develops MacGyver snorkel for astronauts

Section: Space

Tags: Astronauts, Cooling, ESA, International Space Station, NASA, Safety, Space Suit, Spacewalk

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