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(io9)   NASA's new futuristic Z-2 space suit design has electroluminescent wire and exposed rotating bearings, as well as putting the underwear on the outside   (space.io9.com) divider line 56
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2014-04-30 08:22:12 PM
www.outsidethebeltway.com

'sure, that makes sense. i concur.'
 
2014-05-01 12:38:32 AM
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-05-01 12:48:11 AM

biblioteca2.uc3m.es


Proud.

 
2014-05-01 01:12:16 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com\

But....but... I was told that the Underwear on the outside look was in the past.
 
2014-05-01 01:50:11 AM

fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]


I can't stop laughing at that.
 
2014-05-01 01:56:05 AM
www.funnyfails.com
 
2014-05-01 01:59:37 AM

Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]

I can't stop laughing at that.


Is this the first time you've seen Tron Guy?
 
2014-05-01 02:12:37 AM

timujin: Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]

I can't stop laughing at that.

Is this the first time you've seen Tron Guy?


No, I've seen him before. It's just imagining him in the astronaut program gives me the giggles for some reason.
 
2014-05-01 04:27:28 AM
That suit is farking hideous. I understand it's some incredibly lame attempt to get folk interested and all, but fark,that's an ugly suit.
 
2014-05-01 04:57:24 AM
I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-01 05:24:59 AM

Darth_Lukecash: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 358x400]\

But....but... I was told that the Underwear on the outside look was in the past.


Underpants on the outside just looks so much better. Also the brighter colors. I abhor the MOS uniform. Let's hope the BvS redesign is better(and NOT Jim Lee's horrible collar/Kirby line uniform).
 
2014-05-01 05:29:07 AM
We all voted for this last month. This was the winning design.
 
2014-05-01 05:45:06 AM

Gsm136: I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before


[upload.wikimedia.org image 512x288]


I'll raise ya this:

www.fightersgeneration.com
 
2014-05-01 05:46:04 AM

fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]


Done in two
 
2014-05-01 06:21:09 AM
I love NASA, and understand that they are now having to engage the public as much as possible to possibly gain and retain more funding.
However, we are nowhere near the mastery of space that would warrant adding "Flair" to our space suits.

Just farking fund them now, and let them design spacesuits where the form follows the function, for farks sake.

It's sad actually.
 
2014-05-01 06:41:29 AM
Oh dear God, a popular vote on a surface-specific planetary mobility suit involving 3D-printed hardware...I feel a great disturbance in the derp, as though a solitary madman cried out and was suddenly silenced.
 
2014-05-01 06:50:47 AM

tripleseven: I love NASA, and understand that they are now having to engage the public as much as possible to possibly gain and retain more funding.
However, we are nowhere near the mastery of space that would warrant adding "Flair" to our space suits.

Just farking fund them now, and let them design spacesuits where the form follows the function, for farks sake.

It's sad actually.


I think its just a design choice to drum up interest. 
The actual space suits will be space suit colored.
dl.dropboxusercontent.com

As for NASA's funding, I think its got less to do with public trust and more to do with our gullibility.

If you ask someone directly if NASA should be funded, there usually isn't much resistance. The common man knows the importance of science and research. The sticker shock is mainly related to the fact that people don't realize how much government spends on things.

Politicians long ago learned that you can get more votes with military or social programs rather than on a prestige program like going to the Moon. While the latter might do great things for the nation, the former are what get you elected.
Actually paying for science doesn't get you any more votes than saying  "We are the party of science" or "we support science and engineering" then walking away as those efforts crumble under more budget cuts.

This is where our gullible nature as voters comes in. What we think government is doing with our money is far removed from the hookers and blow festival they are actually having.  What we saw as the future of mankind, they saw as a bucket of cash that could be raided for their own purposes.   When we saw the space program being scaled back, we should have started grounding politicians.

We didn't...
 
2014-05-01 07:08:04 AM
"The front glow panel helpfully guides potential alien encounters directly to our most vital organs, with a quick detach mechanism that provides immediate access for larval insertion or nutrient extraction"
 
2014-05-01 07:08:50 AM

way south: tripleseven: I love NASA, and understand that they are now having to engage the public as much as possible to possibly gain and retain more funding.
However, we are nowhere near the mastery of space that would warrant adding "Flair" to our space suits.

Just farking fund them now, and let them design spacesuits where the form follows the function, for farks sake.

It's sad actually.

I think its just a design choice to drum up interest. 
The actual space suits will be space suit colored.
[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 634x547]

As for NASA's funding, I think its got less to do with public trust and more to do with our gullibility.

If you ask someone directly if NASA should be funded, there usually isn't much resistance.

The common man knows the importance of science and research. The sticker shock is mainly related to the fact that people don't realize how much government spends on things.

Politicians long ago learned that you can get more votes with military or social programs rather than on a prestige program like going to the Moon. While the latter might do great things for the nation, the former are what get you elected.
Actually paying for science doesn't get you any more votes than saying  "We are the party of science" or "we support science and engineering" then walking away as those efforts crumble under more budget cuts.

This is where our gullible nature as voters comes in. What we think government is doing with our money is far removed from the hookers and blow festival they are actually having.  What we saw as the future of mankind, they saw as a bucket of cash that could be raided for their own purposes.   When we saw the space program being scaled back, we should have started grounding politicians.

We didn't...


I think you're giving the common man a little too much credit.
 
2014-05-01 07:14:09 AM
I'm gonna take a second and rant. NASA wants to get more people interested in space? Not going to happen. I created and ran a rocket club (the little rockets all the way up to H class) for 11 years, with all necessary permits, clearances, etc. It grew to about 75 people, and we were shut down in ONE DAY by harassment by the local police, because they were too redneck to even UNDERSTAND what we were doing. Between that and the cost of rocket propellant skyrocketing after 9/11 and all the new permits necessary for transport/storage, I gave up. It was a free club, I paid for it all myself, gave classes to kids, workshops, etc. I even provided a jeep for recovery. Gone, in a day, due to stupidity. You cant cure that.
 
2014-05-01 07:17:08 AM
galleryplus.ebayimg.com
 
2014-05-01 07:23:44 AM
www.regalaonline.com
 
2014-05-01 07:34:08 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Oh dear God, a popular vote on a surface-specific planetary mobility suit involving 3D-printed hardware...I feel a great disturbance in the derp, as though a solitary madman cried out and was suddenly silenced.


Apparently some people forgot what a giant prick that guy was. He's got defenders now.
 
2014-05-01 07:48:46 AM

Nuclear Monk: "The front glow panel helpfully guides potential alien encounters directly to our most vital organs, with a quick detach mechanism that provides immediate access for larval insertion or nutrient extraction"


I don't see where the helpful hit-point indicator is. Is that on the back of the suit somewhere?
 
2014-05-01 07:59:29 AM
"Apparently some people forgot what a giant prick that guy was. He's got defenders now. "

Stockholm Syndrome.
 
2014-05-01 08:40:51 AM

Raktastic: Gsm136: I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before


[upload.wikimedia.org image 512x288]

I'll raise ya this:


Never understood those kind of suits. Where do his arms go? No way the joints line up.
 
2014-05-01 08:49:48 AM
Better design
castlesandcooks.com

I was gonna suggest this:
www.wired.com

But all the astonauts would die since there are very few helmets avaliable for power armor
 
2014-05-01 08:51:12 AM
plamoya.com
 
2014-05-01 08:56:47 AM

tripleseven: I think you're giving the common man a little too much credit.


I think the common man is not given a fair chance. 

People understand investing in the future. We know the public wants to visit new frontiers.  If we say we are working on warp drives, its an easy sell.
When we say "A warp drive will cost thirty billion dollars a year to develop" is when folks start to shy away from the pricetag.


...But inform them that we dropped ten times as much on a jet fighter or a few boats, now they've got something to compare the costs with.  It doesn't seem like alot of money for a ticket to the universe.

/They'd also understand that money stolen from their future isn't necessarily going to feed orphans and fill potholes.
/But most folks don't think about these things, and its not like politicians will provoke them to do it.
/We had one that would but... man, wouldn't you know it? A farking bullet to the head.
 
2014-05-01 09:00:32 AM
Hey NASA, please pick a font that doesnt look like it was designed in 1982.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-01 09:00:37 AM

fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]


this should have been the only picture in the thread, but good to see its almost first.
 
2014-05-01 09:10:26 AM

MythDragon: Better design
[castlesandcooks.com image 600x450]

I was gonna suggest this:
[www.wired.com image 660x330]

But all the astonauts would die since there are very few helmets avaliable for power armor


dl.dropboxusercontent.com

Who needs helmets?

/ooh, I can use this in the power armor thread too.
 
2014-05-01 09:36:04 AM
OMG KERBALS!
 
2014-05-01 10:10:45 AM
Am I the only person to wonder where the sun visor is?  Kind of important.
 
2014-05-01 10:30:02 AM
Lazyboy - Underwear Goes Inside the Pants

// Greg Giraldo fans should listen (if they haven't already).
// oblig
 
2014-05-01 10:40:11 AM

tripleseven: I love NASA, and understand that they are now having to engage the public as much as possible to possibly gain and retain more funding.
However, we are nowhere near the mastery of space that would warrant adding "Flair" to our space suits.

Just farking fund them now, and let them design spacesuits where the form follows the function, for farks sake.

It's sad actually.


NASA should just run Kickstarters and give every donor things like mission patches, photos, access to data, seats in launch control etc...
 
2014-05-01 10:42:47 AM

Erix: Raktastic: Gsm136: I'm sure I've seen it somewhere before


[upload.wikimedia.org image 512x288]

I'll raise ya this:

Never understood those kind of suits. Where do his arms go? No way the joints line up.


Arms at sides, the suit plugs directly into his neural column via a plug shoved up his ass. The reason you want your data jack in your ass is you want the feedback as far from your brain as possible.
 
2014-05-01 11:25:00 AM

Galen_Rasputin: tripleseven: I love NASA, and understand that they are now having to engage the public as much as possible to possibly gain and retain more funding.
However, we are nowhere near the mastery of space that would warrant adding "Flair" to our space suits.

Just farking fund them now, and let them design spacesuits where the form follows the function, for farks sake.

It's sad actually.

NASA should just run Kickstarters and give every donor things like mission patches, photos, access to data, seats in launch control etc...


Top contributers should get a seat on the spacecraft and a spacesuit to keep
 
2014-05-01 11:29:03 AM
Bearings?  I hope they're using ball bearings.  It's all ball bearings nowadays.

/Fetzer valves are a biatch.
 
2014-05-01 01:04:42 PM

Danger Avoid Death: [www.funnyfails.com image 460x334]


I seem to recall reading that at one point, NASA put either a tiny stiff brush or a patch of the loop-side of Velcro inside the helmet for just that purpose. Maybe I dreamed it, I dunno.
 
2014-05-01 02:13:52 PM
Nice suit, but they could have gotten a better model:

cdn.yournextshoes.com
 
2014-05-01 02:51:34 PM

Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]

I can't stop laughing at that.

Is this the first time you've seen Tron Guy?

No, I've seen him before. It's just imagining him in the astronaut program gives me the giggles for some reason.


Oh, I was hoping you were one of today's 10,000
 
2014-05-01 03:38:59 PM
Do the gloves still make astronauts' fingernails fall off?
 
2014-05-01 04:16:23 PM

timujin: Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]

I can't stop laughing at that.

Is this the first time you've seen Tron Guy?

No, I've seen him before. It's just imagining him in the astronaut program gives me the giggles for some reason.

Oh, I was hoping you were one of today's 10,000


Maniacs?
 
2014-05-01 05:01:50 PM
It's sooo cool to spend billions playing dress up when you don't own a vehicle that can send anyone, anywhere.
 
2014-05-01 05:02:42 PM

Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]

I can't stop laughing at that.

Is this the first time you've seen Tron Guy?

No, I've seen him before. It's just imagining him in the astronaut program gives me the giggles for some reason.

Oh, I was hoping you were one of today's 10,000

Maniacs?


imgs.xkcd.com
There probably won't be much of this population represented on Fark

/literally everything
 
2014-05-01 05:26:22 PM

New Farkin User Name: Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: timujin: Danger Avoid Death: fusillade762: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 480x640]

I can't stop laughing at that.

Is this the first time you've seen Tron Guy?

No, I've seen him before. It's just imagining him in the astronaut program gives me the giggles for some reason.

Oh, I was hoping you were one of today's 10,000

Maniacs?

[imgs.xkcd.com image 462x316]
There probably won't be much of this population represented on Fark

/literally everything


Ha ha! Thanks! I guess it's ironic that I'm one of the 10,000 who's never heard of being one of the 10,000. I mean, like real ironic, not Alannis Morisette ironic.  :>)
 
2014-05-01 07:23:47 PM
$14 billion for NASA, $87 billion for food stamps.

/That's a problem.
 
2014-05-01 07:41:54 PM

limboslam: $14 billion for NASA, $87 billion for food stamps.

/That's a problem.



$700B for so-called "defense"
 
2014-05-01 09:02:09 PM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: limboslam: $14 billion for NASA, $87 billion for food stamps.

/That's a problem.


$700B for so-called "defense"


To be fair, while we pay way too much for defense, it is paying people to do various jobs for the nation that further our foreign policy goals. Those jets and tanks they buy come from manufacturers who give wages to their US based technicians.

When you pay someone welfare that goes right to walmart (which either sends the money outside the nation or right into some fat cats pockets). Companies (like the very same Walmart) use the existence of welfare as a justification to shaft their employees.
Its a total write off, and that's before considering the corruption issues.
 
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