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(The Guardian Express)   Ground Control, to Major Tom: The circuit's dead, there's something wrong. Can you fix us, mighty Tom? Can you fix this, Mighty Tom?   (guardianlv.com) divider line 19
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2013-12-23 10:09:04 AM
"The astronauts' suits are nearly as old as the space shuttles..."

Can we have a bake sale and get these brave people some new duds?
 
2013-12-23 10:17:14 AM
"Spacewalks had been suspended in July when another space suit issue arose, nearly killing the astronaut wearing it.  Italian Luca Parmitano nearly drowned when water from the suit's cooling system flooded into his helmet.  Hopkins wore that same space suit on this exercise out, though it and Mastracchio's were fitted with several additional safety features, such as absorbent pads and snorkels. "

Snorkels?? For what? Breathing in the vacuum of space? Crashing into the ocean?
 
2013-12-23 10:42:17 AM

phimuskapsi: "Spacewalks had been suspended in July when another space suit issue arose, nearly killing the astronaut wearing it.  Italian Luca Parmitano nearly drowned when water from the suit's cooling system flooded into his helmet.  Hopkins wore that same space suit on this exercise out, though it and Mastracchio's were fitted with several additional safety features, such as absorbent pads and snorkels. "

Snorkels?? For what? Breathing in the vacuum of space? Crashing into the ocean?


No. His suit leaked water into the helmet. Since water in microgravity situations tend to clump around each other, usually adhering to something (like an astronaut's face), he was drowning from the water clumping around his nose and mouth. The snorkel probably feels right into his oxygen supply so that he is able to breath even if it leaks again.
 
2013-12-23 10:43:51 AM
Wow. TFA's tone, when compared to Spaceflight Now's account, makes the task akin to battling rabid penguins in Antarctica with sporks. Either they need to switch to decaf or the SN folks need to put down the bong and mention some more details.
 
2013-12-23 10:45:08 AM

cgraves67: "The astronauts' suits are nearly as old as the space shuttles..."

Can we have a bake sale and get these brave people some new duds?


NASA is working on next generation space suits as we speak:

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/Although I don't think this version is designed for zero G so much as low pressure environments like Mars.
 
2013-12-23 10:55:39 AM
going into space is always dangerous.  except for the space people.  (;
 
2013-12-23 10:57:23 AM

phimuskapsi: "Spacewalks had been suspended in July when another space suit issue arose, nearly killing the astronaut wearing it.  Italian Luca Parmitano nearly drowned when water from the suit's cooling system flooded into his helmet.  Hopkins wore that same space suit on this exercise out, though it and Mastracchio's were fitted with several additional safety features, such as absorbent pads and snorkels. "

Snorkels?? For what? Breathing in the vacuum of space? Crashing into the ocean?



those communist chinese made suits have their issues.  ((::    they should be able to take them back to MaoMart for replacements.
 
2013-12-23 11:01:21 AM

Linux_Yes: going into space is always dangerous.  except for the space people.  (;


thousands of Kerbals died to prove this point....
 
2013-12-23 11:55:44 AM

cgraves67: "The astronauts' suits are nearly as old as the space shuttles..."

Can we have a bake sale and get these brave people some new duds?


I'm pretty sure each suit is custom built for each astronaut. It's not like the NASA wardrobe department says, "We're out of mediums, all we got left are these 30 year old larges."
 
2013-12-23 12:30:40 PM

phimuskapsi: "Spacewalks had been suspended in July when another space suit issue arose, nearly killing the astronaut wearing it.  Italian Luca Parmitano nearly drowned when water from the suit's cooling system flooded into his helmet.  Hopkins wore that same space suit on this exercise out, though it and Mastracchio's were fitted with several additional safety features, such as absorbent pads and snorkels. "

Snorkels?? For what? Breathing in the vacuum of space? Crashing into the ocean?


I guess they need to update the HGTTG to include: "Knowing where one's snorkel is"
 
2013-12-23 01:35:48 PM
cgraves67
2013-12-23 10:09:04 AM


"The astronauts' suits are nearly as old as the space shuttles..."

Can we have a bake sale and get these brave people some new duds?
Americans wanted a "pro-science" *scoff* president that would give NASA new priorities. Congrats, we got one.

www.fireandreamitchell.com
 
2013-12-23 02:42:49 PM
max_pooper

I'm pretty sure each suit is custom built for each astronaut

They're a bit more off-the-rack than that. From Wikipedia: "With the building of the ISS, Hamilton Sundstrand and ILC Dover refined the existing Shuttle EMU by making the suit modular. This allowed the EMU to be left on the ISS for up to 2 years and resized on-orbit to fit various crew members."
 
2013-12-23 03:41:23 PM

OnlyM3: cgraves67
2013-12-23 10:09:04 AM


"The astronauts' suits are nearly as old as the space shuttles..."

Can we have a bake sale and get these brave people some new duds? Americans wanted a "pro-science" *scoff* president that would give NASA new priorities. Congrats, we got one.


LOL! You're so right, you've convinced me to be a conservative troll just like you are! 0bummer should be biatched about in all science threads because he controls everything we don't like!

Muslins hate science anyway, and they made up evolution, isn't that right?
 
2013-12-23 04:16:59 PM
Where is Howard Walowitz when you need him?
 
2013-12-23 04:55:02 PM
Wonder when someone is going to write an EVA drowning Mod...
 
2013-12-23 05:13:00 PM
 
2013-12-23 09:40:57 PM
It's too bad they don't release videos of the laser battles..
 
2013-12-24 03:38:27 AM

OnlyM3: knight_on_the_rail

0bummer should be biatched about in all science threads because he controls everything we don't like!
* , NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said that President Obama charged him with reaching out to Muslim nations

* "When I became the NASA administrator, [President Obama] charged me with three things," Bolden said in an interview with Al-Jazeera. "One, he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations...

* The head of the NASA has said Barack Obama told him to make "reaching out to the Muslim world" one of the space agency's top priorities.


And before you pull the race card out of your ignorant ass.

Charlie Bolden

* From the horse's mouth
But don't let facts interrupt the white-knighting of your messiah.


"In an interview last month on Al-Jazeera, NASA chief Charlie Bolden said that one of NASA's foremost tasks is to engage with Muslim nations. The White House disagreed, suggesting that the agency should perhaps focus on space exploration."

This is the first paragraph of the first link you posted. I'm sure I don't need to waste my time on the rest. You've certainly proved yourself to be an idiot. Refer to my Weeners and despair, because apparently it was true, you ignorant halfwit.
 
2013-12-24 03:41:31 AM
Ha, weeners...
 
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