Sunday, 15 December 2013

NASA testing lighter space suits for asteroid work

Sometimes you have to take a step back to take a step forward. NASA is carrying out initial tests on a new, lighter spacesuit for use by the crew of the Orion spacecraft that is currently under development. The tests are being carried out in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas on a modified version of the pumpkin orange suit normally worn by Space Shuttle crews during liftoff and re-entry and is a return to a space suit design of the 1960s... Continue Reading NASA testing lighter space suits for asteroid work

Section: Space

Tags: Asteroid, International Space Station, NASA, Space Suit, Testing

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