A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut
June 2, 2014 12:30 PM   Subscribe

In November of 2013, I found myself the lone bidder of a Russian high altitude space suit on an auction website called RRauction. Since then, I’d been scheming how to best use the suit. I have been revisiting my childhood love for space and my obsession was growing stronger and stronger. It was only natural to use this suit to project the inner child in me, still dreaming about space. With that, I present to you: "A day in the life of Everyday Astronaut".
posted by Lexica (13 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Have spacesuit, will blog it.

But seriously, quite cute.
posted by tilde at 12:39 PM on June 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Better than I expected though I would have liked to have seen how much he paid.

For science, of course.
posted by tommasz at 12:43 PM on June 2, 2014

It's really only a matter of time before he gets picked up by a passing Soyuz and is carried off to adventures on the moon. Heinlein's never steered me wrong here.
posted by Sunburnt at 12:46 PM on June 2, 2014 [6 favorites]

Maybe it was this ($396).
posted by exogenous at 12:49 PM on June 2, 2014

You gotta dress for the job you want.
posted by The White Hat at 12:52 PM on June 2, 2014 [25 favorites]

ok but more importantly i just realized i can get a quadcopter to walk my dog for me and have a roomba follow them to pick up the waste
posted by elizardbits at 12:55 PM on June 2, 2014 [11 favorites]

Oh God, how I wish Rocket Science for Dummies was a real book.
posted by Rob Rockets at 1:15 PM on June 2, 2014

I love this.
posted by Omnomnom at 1:29 PM on June 2, 2014

Ha! I saw this earlier (and it was great), but it's even better knowing the story behind how he got a spacesuit.
posted by Phredward at 1:50 PM on June 2, 2014

Ha! Of course his dog is named Laika!

Great stuff.
posted by janey47 at 1:57 PM on June 2, 2014

Where have you gone, Mr. Tron Suit Guy?
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you...

posted by Ian A.T. at 2:14 PM on June 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

Every time I think it can't get any better, I scroll down! The Tang! The futuristic ice cream shop! This guy GETS it!

We visited Kennedy Space Center when I was a kid, and they had this full-size moon landing diorama set up where you could stick your head through the head of the space suit and have your picture taken. I had the worst case of red-eye in my picture, and I looked like the evil alien who took over the Moon. It was the best picture ever, and one of the ones I regret losing the most.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 2:33 PM on June 2, 2014

OMG the one on the playground.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:26 PM on June 2, 2014

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