August 1, 2013
Behold, the Innards of a Spacesuit

Ever wondered what the inside of a spacesuit looks like? Neither had I, really. Last week, however, the world had reason to consider the inner workings of the garment that my new favorite site on all the Internet refers to as the “space costume.” A suit malfunction occurred nearly two hours into a planned six-hour space walk, causing NASA first to abruptly abort the walk and second to begin examining what might have caused a space suit — a high-tech spaceship for one — to spring a leak. 
Read more. [Image: Mark Avino and Roland H. Cunningham, Smithsonian Institution]

Behold, the Innards of a Spacesuit

Ever wondered what the inside of a spacesuit looks like? Neither had I, really. Last week, however, the world had reason to consider the inner workings of the garment that my new favorite site on all the Internet refers to as the “space costume.” A suit malfunction occurred nearly two hours into a planned six-hour space walk, causing NASA first to abruptly abort the walk and second to begin examining what might have caused a space suit — a high-tech spaceship for one — to spring a leak.

Read more. [Image: Mark Avino and Roland H. Cunningham, Smithsonian Institution]

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