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Tag: Astronaut

NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!

NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!
If you are a space geek, you might remember last summer when we mentioned that NASA was testing out a prototype spacesuit that looked a lot like Buzz Lightyear’s outfit. The spacesuit has a large dome, humped back, and fluorescent green accents.

LED Astronaut Helmet: It’s Spaaaace Magic!

LED Astronaut Helmet: It’s Spaaaace Magic!
While most of us will never get the chance to travel to far-off planets in a spaceship, that doesn’t mean we can’t fantasize about space travel right here on planet Earth. If you’ve always wanted to be an astronaut, then you might want to order your very own space helmet.
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NASA Designing a New Spacesuit, Astronauts to Look Like Buzz Lightyear?

NASA Designing a New Spacesuit, Astronauts to Look Like Buzz Lightyear?
NASA is trying to bring it’s equipment into the 21st century and that includes updating its spacesuits. Scientists and engineers at NASA have been working to develop the new prototype called the Z-1. This is the new spacesuit that is being developed to replace the twenty-year old model that was first put into service in 1992. 

Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwiches: In Space, No One Can Hear You Ice Cream

Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwiches: In Space, No One Can Hear You Ice Cream
Like ice cream, but don’t have a freezer or cooler handy to keep it from melting? Despite the frigid temperatures outside their space ships, astronauts face the same dilemma. Hence, the existence of freeze-dried ice cream for astronauts.

Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials

Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials
A while back, NASA opened up its astronaut program to normal people that didn’t have a military background. Naturally, a bunch of geeks that always wanted to be astronauts applied even though they’ll never get the call.

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs
NASA and its astronauts from the early years of spaceflight including Apollo program astronauts have been having words over who owns the items astronauts brought home after their missions. NASA has recently blocked several auctions when astronauts tried to sell off what they believed to be their personal belongings.

Astronaut Builds LEGO ISS While Aboard the ISS

Astronaut Builds LEGO ISS While Aboard the ISS
We have an unnatural fascination with LEGO around here. When those little blocks are used to build geeky and awesome things, we get really excited. ISS astronaut Satoshi Furukawa from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency recently built a LEGO replica of the International Space Station while aboard the International Space Station.

Spacebar T-Shirt: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Spacebar T-Shirt: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
This simple, yet clever “Spacebar” t-shirt design by Montro has yet to be made, but truly deserves to be. It combines four of my favorite things, computers, astronauts, passing out drunk, and hipster t-shirts all in a single package.

R2-D2 Gets a Parking Ticket From an Astronaut

R2-D2 Gets a Parking Ticket From an Astronaut
This great painting is by Scott Listfield. Scott has got quite a few paintings featuring these lonely astronauts in them. The whole concept reminds me of 2001: Space Odyssey. Except for the R2-D2 part – that reminds me of Star Wars.

Nike 6.0 X Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero: One Pair of Kicks for Mankind

Nike 6.0 X Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero: One Pair of Kicks for Mankind
Apollo 11 member astronaut Buzz Aldrin teamed-up with sportswear giant Nike for the Rocket Hero, a modified version of the Nike 6.0 Mavrk show. The Rocket Hero has Aldrin’s footprints on the moon adorning the insoles of the shoes.

Moonwalk Lamp: Because Astronauts have Bright Minds

Moonwalk Lamp: Because Astronauts have Bright Minds
I can only think of a handful of other jobs that are as awesome as being an astronaut. Being a technabob blogger is one of them. So is being an ice cream taste tester. What else…no, that’s it.

Gaming in Space (Almost, Really)

Gaming in Space (Almost, Really)
NASA wants to put you in space–sort of–and they’re willing to build an MMO to prove it. With Astronaut: Mars, Moon and Beyond, the folks behind the American space program hope to produce a game that will be to space what America’s Army was to, uh… American’s actual Army.

Nasa Urine Recycler is Good to Go. Unfortunately.

Nasa Urine Recycler is Good to Go. Unfortunately.
“Houston, we have a problem.” Eagle this is Houston, what’s poppin? Over? “Yeah, so.. I float over to where the cooler’s supposed to be, but in it’s place there’s this…I’m looking at this machine labeled “Urine Recycler”.

Nasa’s Great Space Coaster

Nasa’s Great Space Coaster
NASA is thinking about a new technology to save the lives of astronauts if something goes wrong at launch time. The proposed new emergency escape system is actually based on those vertical drop roller-coasters that have popped up at amusement parks around the country.
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