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A NO-SPIN ZONE FOR ASTRONAUTS AND SPACE TOURISTS

Skydivers spinning out of control have just a few seconds before becoming unconscious. With nothing to stop them, many fall helplessly to Earth, unless they are rescued by a fellow diver, or regain enough situational awareness to deploy their parachute. “It’s hard for skydivers—or astronauts or space tourists ejecting at high altitude—to stop a spin, […]

PEDIATRIC CANCER PATIENTS AIM FOR THE MOON WITH SPACE INSPIRED ART PROJECT

Several of Space City’s best-known institutions — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and ILC Dover — have announced a partnership that brings the benefits of arts and science to pediatric cancer patients while increasing awareness of childhood cancer. More than 530 patients, families, and staff […]

MOONWALKER BOOTS DEFY GRAVITY ON INDIEGOGO

Ditch gravity for the first time with 20:17 MoonWalker Boots from MoonShine Crea. The first-ever futuristic urban boots specially designed to allow users to experience what it’s like to walk on the moon were created by New York-based startup Moonshine Crea. The 20:17 MoonWalker boots make their debut on Indiegogo to complete the startup’s goal […]

SUNGOD SENDS NEW LIMITED EDITION SUNGLASSES INTO SPACE

To showcase a new Limited Edition design of their Classics2 model, Ali Watkiss and Zoe Armstrong, founders of the British eyewear brand, SunGod launched 100 pairs of their latest Limited Edition “Out of This World” sunglasses in a thermally insulated capsule into space, rigged with multiple go-pros. The result is this astonishing footage of the […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC AND Y-3 ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE SPACE-APPAREL PARTNERSHIP

Virgin Galactic has announced a new space-apparel partnership with Y-3. The prototype pilot flight-suit and boot was unveiled at Spaceport America in New Mexico, home to Virgin Galactic’s Gateway to Space terminal. Y-3 is the collaboration between Japanese design guru Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, which for more than ten years has been at the forefront […]

ORION SPACESUITS TESTED IN REDUCED GRAVITY ENVIRONMENT

NASA is testing the spacesuits being developed for Orion on the agency’s C9 aircraft, which can fly a series of parabolas to simulate a weightless environment for brief periods. Engineers are using a mockup of Orion’s cabin in the aircraft to evaluate how astronauts can get into their seats during various operational scenarios, perform tasks […]

THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUIT TECHNOLOGIES

NASA is developing the next generation of suit technologies that will enable deep space exploration by incorporating advancements such as regenerable carbon dioxide removal systems and water evaporation systems that more efficiently provide crew member with core necessities such as breathing air and temperature regulation. Mobility and fit of a pressurized suit are extremely important […]

LOCKHEED MARTIN PARTNERS WITH STEMRAD TO STUDY HUMAN RADIATION SHIELDING FOR LONG-DURATION SPACE MISSIONS

StemRad, Ltd. and Lockheed Martin have initiated a joint research and development effort to determine if StemRad’s radiation shielding technology – originally designed for first-responders – could help to keep astronauts safe on deep-space exploration missions. This collaboration is part of Lockheed Martin’s ongoing effort to establish international partnerships for human exploration of deep space. […]

ASTRONAUT SPACESUIT TESTING FOR ORION SPACECRAFT

Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston are testing the spacesuit astronauts will wear in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on trips to deep space. On March 17, members of the Johnson team participated in a Vacuum Pressure Integrated Suit Test to verify enhancements to the suit will meet test and design standards […]

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