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January 9, 2006 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Space Suits
posted by anastasiav (18 comments total)

 
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Space Suits
posted by fluffycreature at 7:37 AM on January 9, 2006


Wow, this is awesome. If only they had the 2001 Kubrick suits...
posted by Rothko at 7:38 AM on January 9, 2006


What's going on here?
posted by horsewithnoname at 7:41 AM on January 9, 2006


Really awesome, thanks, anyone who shows me space suits has my undying (un-explosively decompressing live).
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:44 AM on January 9, 2006


I love that site -- hours upon hours of high-quality spaceflight porn.
posted by killdevil at 7:51 AM on January 9, 2006


the Strizh's lace-up patent leather boots are teh awesome -- great post, thanks!
posted by matteo at 8:02 AM on January 9, 2006


What's going on here?

"The Exchange of Impact Ejecta between Terrestrial Planets," Science 271 (1996)
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:15 AM on January 9, 2006


... also known salaciously as Panspermia
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:23 AM on January 9, 2006


Fantastic!
posted by mazola at 8:25 AM on January 9, 2006


Really awesome, thanks, anyone who shows me space suits has my undying (un-explosively decompressing live).

Clearly I am not getting enough oxygen, yikes.
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:33 AM on January 9, 2006


"Anyone who can get an erection in a space suit is in the wrong line of work."

--- Joe Halderman, "Worlds"
posted by bondcliff at 8:34 AM on January 9, 2006


I wish tomorrow was Halloween. Some of those suits would be a snap to whip up.
posted by srboisvert at 9:03 AM on January 9, 2006


Wow ... just, wow.
posted by Relay at 9:16 AM on January 9, 2006


Man, I miss the Exchange of Impact Ejecta. I've gotta give my ex-girlfriend a call.
posted by Astro Zombie at 9:51 AM on January 9, 2006


Pezzi remains the official holder of the record for the maximum altitude reached by a propeller-driven aircraft. He achieved a height of 17.004 meters in a specially-configured Caproni Ca 161bis (extended chord wings, huge four blade propeller, supercharged engine). The suit was not used on this record since Pezzi was in a special pressurized hull within the biplane aircraft.

I'm continously amazed by what was accomplished 60-80 years ago.
posted by Mitheral at 1:04 PM on January 9, 2006


Wonderful link. Also thanks for alerting me to the Encyclopedia Astronautica. Much useful information there on subjects I often write about.
posted by LeLiLo at 2:18 PM on January 9, 2006


fluffycreature, that's a great collection of links. You should post that to the front page. I'm serious.
posted by anastasiav at 3:38 PM on January 9, 2006


What's going on here?

Mass driver gun, used as propulsion. It looks awkward, doesn't it? In principle the same thing as the MMU, which NASA has abandoned for safety reasons.
posted by dhartung at 6:42 PM on January 9, 2006


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