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2013-03-15 09:07:10 PM
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-15 09:36:21 PM
Step 1: Wrap yourself with tin foil
Step 2: Put large fishbowl on your head
Step 3: Ready for space!
 
2013-03-15 09:45:09 PM

ArkAngel: Step 1: Wrap yourself with tin foil
Step 2: Put large fishbowl on your head
Step 3: Ready for space!


You forgot the 10,000 climate control device.
 
2013-03-15 10:02:12 PM
You'll never know, I might. I don't really have any plans for the weekend.
 
2013-03-15 10:08:39 PM
I want to know what it'll take to build a suit that can be used on Mars. I'm planning a vacation.
 
2013-03-15 10:15:22 PM
It's amazing the things you don't even now you need to now.
You now what I mean?
 
2013-03-15 10:21:48 PM

1000 Ways to Dye: It's amazing the things you don't even now you need to now.
You now what I mean?


Know I do, thanks!
 
2013-03-15 10:22:37 PM
"Have spacesuit, will travel."
 
2013-03-15 10:33:41 PM
You will not go to space today.
 
2013-03-15 10:33:48 PM
Heinlein frowns on your shenanigans
 
2013-03-15 10:35:44 PM

Boojum2k: You will not go to space today.


Why? Is he grounded?
 
2013-03-15 10:38:22 PM

2wolves: "Have spacesuit, will travel."


I was hoping for this reference.  I love that book :)
 
2013-03-15 10:39:09 PM
For those new to building things-in particular complicated things like pressure suits-these principles should be useful.

Oh my god, I nearly peed myself laughing at that.

Nearly.
 
2013-03-15 10:39:20 PM
just wrap yourself in a bunch of insulation and launch yourself out of the airlock
 
2013-03-15 10:44:25 PM
Who needs to go into space. Spacesuits are useful for other things too.
In Example:
You are watching a Chris Nolan film and have purchased and drank an XL soda.
 
2013-03-15 11:22:54 PM
What a useless bunch of advice for building a pressure suit. This is all general project stuff everyone knows or will learn after their first project.
 
2013-03-15 11:27:46 PM

1000 Ways to Dye: It's amazing the things you don't even now you need to now.
You now what I mean?


know
 
2013-03-15 11:29:12 PM

WelldeadLink: Boojum2k: You will not go to space today.

Why? Is he grounded?


Well, you have to worry about the end on Up Goer Five that has to point down.  If it starts pointing towards space, then you are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today.
 
2013-03-15 11:44:20 PM
I figure if I never need one I'll just buy it off the rack.

dl.dropbox.com

/Not picky about sizes.
 
2013-03-15 11:49:20 PM
cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-03-16 12:12:04 AM
I foresee a lot of submitted links coming later this year about dumbasses found dead & suffocated inside their home made "spacesuits".
 
2013-03-16 12:53:47 AM
Spacesuits are also useful on earth:  wander through biological hot zones, laugh in the face of tear gas or other chemical weapons, good fun.
 
2013-03-16 01:35:43 AM

TV's Vinnie: I foresee a lot of submitted links coming later this yeardecade about dumbasses found dead & suffocated inside their home made "spacesuits ships/colonies".


ayup
 
2013-03-16 01:53:54 AM
Came looking for references to Kip Russell and Oscar, leaving very well satisfied.

/some faith in humanity has been restored.  My God!  Some people remember *Books*!
 
2013-03-16 02:36:57 AM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Came looking for references to Kip Russell and Oscar, leaving very well satisfied.

/some faith in humanity has been restored.  My God!  Some people remember *Books*!


I was hoping for a Pandora's Star reference. Unless that Mars comment a bit up was one.
 
2013-03-16 04:17:21 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-16 07:45:04 AM
Did they remember the temperature control system?
 
2013-03-16 09:43:19 AM
I will go into space when zombies take over the Earth.
 
2013-03-16 10:35:23 AM
must just be a mental exercise since there were no pics
 
2013-03-16 01:56:17 PM

robohobo: [cdn.uproxx.com image 350x443]


You're wired up like a hi-fi freak's basement.

/say hi to the Mother-thing for me
 
2013-03-16 03:41:57 PM
Kif-in-kid-pajama-spacesuit.jpg
 
2013-03-16 06:34:23 PM
This is relevant to my interests.

I want to build an environment suit that I can wear when working outside in howling New Hampshire blizzards. I already bought a Mustang immersion survival suit as a start. I need to build a spacesuit-like helmet to go with it. The idea is to have a heated faceplate (like they already have on snowmobiling helmets), and a ventilation system that would take in outside air, circulate it thru tubing going around my  torso inside the suit to warm it without picking up moisture from my sweat, and blow it into the helmet. Also, instead of using heating elements to keep warm, I would use the heavy insulation of the suit to keep me warm, and when I exert myself, prevent overheating by blowing outside air into the suit to keep comfortable. Add heated motorcycle gloves and socks, a chest pack for the battery and control panel, external lighting, and viola! I can sit in comfort on my tractor/snowblower and blow snow when the windchill is -50F.

I'm going to attempt to make the helmet assembly out of fiberglass and cut up a Lexan display dome for the faceplate.
 
2013-03-16 07:22:45 PM
All you really need is a towel.
 
2013-03-16 09:02:30 PM

mark12A: This is relevant to my interests.

I want to build an environment suit that I can wear when working outside in howling New Hampshire blizzards. I already bought a Mustang immersion survival suit as a start. I need to build a spacesuit-like helmet to go with it. The idea is to have a heated faceplate (like they already have on snowmobiling helmets), and a ventilation system that would take in outside air, circulate it thru tubing going around my  torso inside the suit to warm it without picking up moisture from my sweat, and blow it into the helmet. Also, instead of using heating elements to keep warm, I would use the heavy insulation of the suit to keep me warm, and when I exert myself, prevent overheating by blowing outside air into the suit to keep comfortable. Add heated motorcycle gloves and socks, a chest pack for the battery and control panel, external lighting, and viola! I can sit in comfort on my tractor/snowblower and blow snow when the windchill is -50F.

I'm going to attempt to make the helmet assembly out of fiberglass and cut up a Lexan display dome for the faceplate.


I think I just found Troy Hurtubise's Fark login.
 
2013-03-17 01:37:37 PM

mark12A: Add heated motorcycle gloves and socks



The air-inflated rubber boots that the U.S. military uses are amazingly warm, without the need of a heater.  I was astounded by how the black "Mickey Mouse boots" kept my feet perfectly warm despite the wind-chill factor on a 3-day field training exercise being more than 30-degrees below zero Fahrenheit.   Coincidently, this was, like you, in New Hampshire (we went to the New Boston Air Force Station for some of our FTXs, including that one).  The Marines have the white version of the boots, which are rated for even colder temperatures than the black ones we had in the Army. I asked some of the Marines about them at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, when I was there for an administrative course at the ARRTC and they were there for similarly-pronounced, but entirely unrelated Arctic training. They swore by those boots.
www.traditional-skills.com
The Mickey Mouse nickname is not applied as a disparagement as one might refer to a cheap or ineffective device or operation. Rather, it stems from the black boots' resemblance to the big round black shoes that Mickey Mouse is typically depicted wearing.
 
2013-03-17 10:14:29 PM
I made a space helmet for a Halloween cosutme by layering fibreglass over a balloon.  Cover the balloon in glossy packing tape so that the fiber glass can release.  Also, make sure to shoulder pads with a piece of sheet metal as a collar.  Then wrap another piece of sheet metal (with mounting tabs for the helmet) over the collar.  Then use more fibre glass to attache the mounting tabs to the helmet.  That way the helmet easily slides on and off.  Don't make the helmet too large, or it will be come unwieldy.
 
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