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Nasa asks members of public
to select spacesuit of the future

Guardian [UK], by Amanda Holpuch

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Posted By:Ribicon, 4/15/2014 4:34:37 PM

Nasa has collected more than 200,000 votes from members of the public who are on a mission to help the space agency select the spacesuit of the future. Voting ends at midnight ET on Tuesday for the newest iteration of Nasa’s spacesuit. The competition pits three suits – "Biomimicry", "Technology" and "Trends in Society" – against each other before the winner can be tested in Nasa’s facilities. The winning suit is expected to be built by November will be tested in vacuum chambers, at Nasa’s training pool and a false Mars surface. The Z-2 prototype follows 2012’s Z-1 suit, which

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I can scarcely see the point of this; not a one of the proposed designs incorporates a keffiyeh or a niquab. "Your tax dollars at work" story for April 15.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 4/15/2014 4:45:35 PM     (No. 9811903)

Waste of time. We won´t have the money to go into space for much longer. It will all go into paying for "affordable" healthcare and interest on the ever growing debt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 4/15/2014 5:02:02 PM     (No. 9811916)

These space suits will not be used in space. The public will not be selecting the space suit of the future. This was only a test. Thank you for your participation.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 4/15/2014 5:10:10 PM     (No. 9811926)

I dunno. Ask the Chinese space agency. Or Russia. They may give us some used ones they had set aside for future Ukranian Cosmonauts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 4/15/2014 5:22:46 PM     (No. 9811937)

Perhaps John Kerry will model it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 4/15/2014 5:48:24 PM     (No. 9811966)

I though their mission was already cut out - Raise the self image of Islamic countries.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 4/15/2014 6:21:06 PM     (No. 9811991)

Since we´re not going into space anymore, is the idea to dress up NASA employees in space outfits when they visit classrooms to talk about the pioneering role Islam has played in the development of science and space travel as the Obama administration has mandated?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 4/15/2014 6:30:55 PM     (No. 9812003)

NASA is down the river and around the bend.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/15/2014 7:02:21 PM     (No. 9812032)

What makes NASA think that China will accept their design?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Keekng, 4/15/2014 8:07:04 PM     (No. 9812101)

Naive me thought space suits would be a product of scientific study..........

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/15/2014 9:30:50 PM     (No. 9812217)

I vote for the Gorilla Suit...put all the race baiters in one and launch!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 4/15/2014 11:04:13 PM     (No. 9812325)

NASA will make sure it looks like a burka.

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