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(CNN)   NASA presents its new non-drowning space suit design. Still no fix for slideshows   (cnn.com) divider line 27
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2014-03-30 08:58:10 AM
Aleady been done.

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2014-03-30 10:31:33 AM
Yay, a suit for a place NASA cant' go.
 
2014-03-30 02:14:21 PM
Here's the direct link to the voting for the new suit design:
http://jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov/z2/

Why anyone would pick something other than Technology is beyond me.  This guy better be careful though because he only has one bar of life left
jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov
 
2014-03-30 02:21:18 PM

pastorkius: Here's the direct link to the voting for the new suit design:
http://jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov/z2/

Why anyone would pick something other than Technology is beyond me.  This guy better be careful though because he only has one bar of life left
[jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov image 583x583]


Looks Tron-ish.
 
2014-03-30 02:30:33 PM
There's no water in space, duh.
 
2014-03-30 02:32:37 PM
Is it just me or does this astronaut have a beer belly?

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2014-03-30 02:33:25 PM
When I was working for Oceaneering a few years back, I heard they had won the contract to make NASA's next spacesuits.  When I heard later that NASA had been gutted like a trout I just figured the project had been shelved.  Maybe not.
 
2014-03-30 02:39:27 PM

flamark: Is it just me or does this astronaut have a beer belly?

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 640x360]


He also appears to have a disproportionally tiny head.
 
2014-03-30 02:42:21 PM
Whatever design they chose, let's hope it has lights inside the helmet to illuminate the astronauts faces like in every single science fiction show or movie. It's more important that we be able to see their handsome faces than for them to be able to see where they're going.
 
2014-03-30 02:45:18 PM
Headline says so much about the state of intellectualism in this country.

APPARENTLY this is important.

Now back to your regularly scheduled speculations about missing airplanes and black holes.
 
2014-03-30 02:49:07 PM
Is there an option for a space suit thats painted like a space suit?
 
2014-03-30 03:02:39 PM
I feel like I'm in a singularity. I'm sure this "news" already came up.
 
2014-03-30 03:04:22 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Headline says so much about the state of intellectualism in this country.

APPARENTLY this is important.

Now back to your regularly scheduled speculations about missing airplanes and black holes.


Holy shiat this. CNN managed to take complex and compelling technical accomplishment and reduce it to the lowest common denominator of unfunny metacommentary.
 
2014-03-30 03:14:23 PM
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2014-03-30 03:24:31 PM

OnlyM3: Yay, a suit for a place NASA cant' go.


Apparently Orion-Space Launch System is going to happen. It's just a matter of figuring out how to build a Saturn V out of Space Shuttle parts so Congress can keep the same contractors in business.
 
2014-03-30 03:31:39 PM
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2014-03-30 03:38:17 PM
16 posts in on the subject of spacesuits and drowning and NO Gus Grissom?

You guys suck
 
2014-03-30 03:47:51 PM
How can the writer fit so many poor jokes into an article that short? Every second sentence tries to be funny...
 
2014-03-30 04:11:11 PM

pastorkius: Here's the direct link to the voting for the new suit design:
http://jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov/z2/

Why anyone would pick something other than Technology is beyond me.  This guy better be careful though because he only has one bar of life left
[jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov image 583x583]


Well I just voted, for the "Technology" look, and it looks like most people are. The pie chart looked like Pacman.
 
2014-03-30 04:58:28 PM
Underpants on the outside of your tights?
Even Superman and Batman don't do that anymore.
 
2014-03-30 05:53:17 PM
Thought it was the next iteration of 'safe' hockey equipment.  meh
 
2014-03-30 06:38:41 PM
I wanted to cockpunch the writer of that article by the end of it. Talk about biatchy!

The "tech" decor looks the least stupid, but it's academic as this version of the suit is also not meant to actually be deployed - it's also just a developmental stage.

I think the final suit we get out of this will be incredibly advanced, a combination of a semi-rigid torso with skinsuit components on the arms and legs, and a sort of plated chainmail overgarment for thermal, radiation, and micrometeroid protection.
 
2014-03-30 10:27:32 PM

pastorkius: This guy better be careful though because he only has one bar of life left


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Isaac sees what you did there without having to buy the microtransaction
 
2014-03-30 10:28:42 PM

pastorkius: Here's the direct link to the voting for the new suit design:
http://jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov/z2/

Why anyone would pick something other than Technology is beyond me.  This guy better be careful though because he only has one bar of life left
[jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov image 583x583]


Only one design worth voting for and I didn't see it:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-31 01:12:46 AM
Nem Wan
2014-03-30 03:24:31 PM

OnlyM3: Yay, a suit for a place NASA cant' go.

Apparently Orion-Space Launch System is going to happen. It's just a matter of figuring out how to build a Saturn V out of Space Shuttle parts so Congress can keep the same contractors in business.

Orion is a capsule only. Republicans were able to save that when obama went all rape-y on NASA (because he's so pro-science).

We're building a capsule with no way to send it anywhere as obama killed the Constellation Program that was building our next generation lifters that would have returned the USA to the moon.

In short, we salvaged the purchase of a car-seat, but zero canceled the purchase of the car.

usa usa usa
/// "party of science" my ass.
 
2014-03-31 10:34:44 AM
The writing in that article was just so horrible I couldn't finish it, even though it was on a subject I find highly interesting.

Can't CNN hire a few of the hundreds of thousands of former English majors now working as baristas at Starbucks to do their writing?
 
2014-03-31 11:52:43 PM
OnlyM3, that's not exactly the whole truth.  The Orion system is going ahead full-steam, but it's set to be launched using Delta Heavy or a follow-on SLS launcher.  The SRB-derived Constellation launcher that looked like a corn dog turned out to have insurmountable vibration and reliability problems inherent in the design, which was trying to re-use Shuttle-based uprated SRB and external fuel tank segments.  The boondoggle designs that weren't working were what was cut, and more money was put towards contracting private companies like Spacex and others to compete for NASA's manned service to the Space station... an idea which conservative, pro-capitalist Republicans should embrace as "market-driven".   SpaceX Dragon will only be man-rated for LEO space taxi missions to the ISS.  Orion is a bigger and costlier, but more capable system, for deep space missions like an asteroid rendezvous, and the Moon.  Those deep space missions are eight to ten years out, so there's more time to develop the SLS heavy and a better SLS for the Orion... can't do all three right now on the budget Congress allows.

Obama rolled the dice on the private developers but seems to have won on that bet.  Dragon isn't far off from becoming man-rated, and two competitors are close behind them, giving us THREE options for a US based manned space capability, versus the Russian's venerable but very limited Soyuz.

Do I wish NASA got a bigger budget? Sure.  Best investment this country can put our tax dollars into; has the highest ROI of any government endeavor.  But more than just steady funding, what NASA needs is a "hands-off" policy so the congress and executive branches don't throw all the plans into disarray every 2 and 4 years.
 
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