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To infinity and beyond! NASA reveals new spacesuitóbut was it designed by a fan of Buzz Lightyear?
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:37 EST, 19 December 2012 | Damien Gayle

Posted on 12/19/2012 10:04:35 PM PST by Olog-hai

NASA’s next generation of space suit—the agency’s first in 20 years—will look familiar to fans of computer-generated cartoon classic Toy Story.

That’s because the new white and green Z-1 suit bears more than a passing resemblance to the interstellar hero Buzz Lightyear.

The prototype suit was revealed in a host of pictures uploaded today to photo-sharing website Flickr, and it boasts trim of the same hue as that worn by the space ranger action figure.

A large hemispherical transparent dome covering the wearer’s head also looks remarkably similar to that worn by Buzz—although the latest pictures do not make clear if NASA’s version comes with preprogrammed catchphrases.

The main advance in NASA’s rather more primitive effort is that it will have an entry point at the rear to make it easier to don than previous suits. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: buzzlightyear; nasa; spacesuit

1 posted on 12/19/2012 10:04:41 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Entry point in the rear?

I bet.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 10:10:05 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Olog-hai
although the latest pictures do not make clear if NASA’s version comes with preprogrammed catchphrases.

Of course they do. In Arabic.

3 posted on 12/19/2012 10:12:22 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Today's headline: 'As expected, Boehner folds.' This tag should be good for quite awhile...)
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To: Olog-hai
The main advance in NASA’s rather more primitive effort is that it will have an entry point at the rear to make it easier to don than previous suits.

SO ITS FOR A GAY ASTRONAUT?........

4 posted on 12/19/2012 10:12:56 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Hardraade

Actually, back-entry suits are fairly common for hostile environments. . . Makes for a single seal, rather than 3 or more seals to insure closure. . .


5 posted on 12/19/2012 10:13:02 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Olog-hai

I wonder what the deal is with the “camel toe”.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 10:13:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They look like a cross between painter’s overalls, thermal underwear, a miniskirt, and SPACE-BVDs


7 posted on 12/19/2012 10:20:11 PM PST by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: EternalVigilance

They’ll have to redo the helmet with more space for a beard.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 10:28:43 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: EternalVigilance

To Mecca and beyond!


9 posted on 12/19/2012 10:33:38 PM PST by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: Red Badger

So...where’s Woody? :-/

Shouldn’t he be saying, “YOU ARE A TOY!!!”


10 posted on 12/19/2012 10:33:51 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

In Toy Story 3 he finally realized he was just a toy.........


11 posted on 12/19/2012 10:36:40 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Olog-hai

All Ubama’s space suit needs now is one of those gay “pride” ribbons.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 10:36:49 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Olog-hai
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxvN8wQqb1w&sns=em
13 posted on 12/19/2012 10:45:00 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Lancey Howard

And a space program!


14 posted on 12/19/2012 10:46:26 PM PST by NRA1776
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To: Olog-hai

when we have astronauts again, they wil look like fags. great.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 10:51:20 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: eggman; Red Badger
To Mecca and beyond!

Muzz Lightyear?

He would need a time b... machine.

To go to back to the 7th century (and beyond).

16 posted on 12/19/2012 10:55:29 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t care how silly spacesuits look, if they work, they verk!


17 posted on 12/19/2012 11:20:00 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Olog-hai

It is intentionally homo and feminine. They’re punishing white males again.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 12:17:16 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Olog-hai

I thought the only way the US could get in to space is with buzz light year wings and rocket pack...


19 posted on 12/20/2012 12:25:45 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Olog-hai
That's not a spacesuit.

This is a spacesuit:


20 posted on 12/20/2012 1:42:41 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Born to Conserve
It is intentionally homo and feminine. They’re punishing white males again.

Uh huh. Sheesh. It's a spacesuit and here is FR turning into something else.

21 posted on 12/20/2012 3:07:39 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Olog-hai



22 posted on 12/20/2012 3:13:51 AM PST by grateful
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To: grateful
Oh dear . . . ! I’m sicker than I thought. I have cosmic fever—oh dear . . .
23 posted on 12/20/2012 3:24:11 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Red Badger
In Toy Story 3 he finally realized he was just a toy.........

In the end of Toy Story 1 he fianlly realizes he's just a toy and can't fly, he's just "falling...with style."


24 posted on 12/20/2012 3:37:59 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Olog-hai

Does it have a built in prayer rug for outreach?


25 posted on 12/20/2012 3:51:54 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: grateful

26 posted on 12/20/2012 4:02:22 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/algoof.wav


27 posted on 12/20/2012 8:07:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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