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NASA Asks: Which Spacesuit Prototype Do You Prefer? Vote On Your Favorite
universetoday.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Howell on

Posted on 03/25/2014 2:47:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin

If you ever wanted to participate in spacesuit design, even in a small way, here’s your big chance. NASA is asking the public to choose which design of the futuristic Z-2 “planetary mobility” suit prototype will be used by astronauts while evaluating how well the spacesuit works.

There are three options (which you can see above), and NASA promises the winning design will be used in pool training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, the Johnson Space Center “rockyard” to simulate Mars exploration, and in vacuum tests. Outer space is not an option because of “micrometeorite, thermal and radiation protection” considerations, however.

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KEYWORDS: mars; nasa; spaceexploration
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1 posted on 03/25/2014 2:47:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Don’t we need to have a space program first? Catching rides with the Russians is pretty sad.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 2:48:52 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: BenLurkin

Not the one with the Islamic or Russian flag...Maybe one that actually will go into space?


3 posted on 03/25/2014 2:51:01 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: BenLurkin

This is stupid. Who cares what “the people” want? This is for the engineers and astronauts to decide. Right as soon as we have a manned space program again.


4 posted on 03/25/2014 2:51:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: BenLurkin

I’d prefer one that we carry into space on our own rocket.


5 posted on 03/25/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: BenLurkin
umm..one that works!
..it's not a fashion contest, is it?

6 posted on 03/25/2014 2:54:11 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: BenLurkin

It really doesn’t matter what any of us think or prefer, rather it should be what the space agency and scientists decide.

Sheesh, science by “consensus” again??


7 posted on 03/25/2014 2:54:47 PM PDT by Clarence
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Your "choices":



8 posted on 03/25/2014 2:55:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
As long as the suit has the approved Putin patch since the Russians now charge $71 million dollars to the U.S. per seat on their rockets.
9 posted on 03/25/2014 2:56:20 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: BenLurkin

Maybe the one that does the best job of keeping the astronaut alive should be chosen.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 2:56:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

How Russia could strangle the US space program
Global Post.com ^ | Mar 25, 2014 | Jean MacKenzie

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:36:15 PM by KeyLargo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137267/posts


11 posted on 03/25/2014 2:57:28 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: cripplecreek

Bump


12 posted on 03/25/2014 2:57:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: BenLurkin
I like this one, myself. It's also the only one that comes with its own barbecue lighter.


13 posted on 03/25/2014 2:59:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Azeem

I guess it’s just for pool training. If I were going somewhere requiring a space suit I’d like the one that worked the best regardless of its popularity. But, it doesn’t look likely this country is going to space again except with robots.


14 posted on 03/25/2014 3:00:31 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: BenLurkin

I think I’ll pick the one with the highest mortality rate.


15 posted on 03/25/2014 3:01:13 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: BenLurkin

I wanna self-contained force field, so I can stroll around in my PJs.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 3:01:28 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BenLurkin

I prefer the Burka suit.


17 posted on 03/25/2014 3:02:19 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BenLurkin

Definitely not the aqua stripped “technology” one.


18 posted on 03/25/2014 3:03:10 PM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: BenLurkin
NASA Asks: Which Spacesuit Prototype Do You Prefer? Vote On Your Favorite,

Whichever one makes gays and muslims feel more proud of their accomplishments, and is manufactured by a firm with women or minority ownership.

19 posted on 03/25/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: BenLurkin

Are there any non-cosmetic differences? Doesn’t look that way to me.


20 posted on 03/25/2014 3:03:47 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: BenLurkin

What about fashion for the female astronauts ??

21 posted on 03/25/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by mikrofon (al-NASAM)
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To: BenLurkin

And the choices are?


22 posted on 03/25/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by Sparky21555 (The buck stops over there.)
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To: BenLurkin
lol! Looks like NASA has hired a couple of limp-wristed losers from Project Runway.
23 posted on 03/25/2014 3:04:39 PM PDT by suijuris
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To: BenLurkin
Here's my choice.


24 posted on 03/25/2014 3:06:39 PM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: BenLurkin

All three look like a variation on a common theme.

Which one do the moslems like best?


25 posted on 03/25/2014 3:06:42 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

If I were designing a space suit, I don’t believe I’d be seeking opinions from others that don’t know the first damn thing about space suits.

I personally don’t know anything much about space suits, and wouldn’t want to offer an opinion, because I know I don’t have any business doing so.


26 posted on 03/25/2014 3:11:11 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: BenLurkin

27 posted on 03/25/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: BenLurkin
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Obie already voted. Poll closed.

28 posted on 03/25/2014 3:13:02 PM PDT by newheart (The worst thing the Left ever did was to convince the world it was not a religion.)
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To: BenLurkin

29 posted on 03/25/2014 3:15:46 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: BenLurkin
Wait a minute, why are none of them in the homo rainbow motif?

This is hateful!

30 posted on 03/25/2014 3:40:38 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: BenLurkin
I'd have to go with the Barbarella model:


31 posted on 03/25/2014 3:49:45 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: Billthedrill

32 posted on 03/25/2014 4:01:13 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: BenLurkin

How are you supposed to see that octopus-looking alien sneaking up behind you if you’re wearing a hood? Nope. Give me a fishbowl and a speargun.


33 posted on 03/25/2014 4:11:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: BenLurkin; EveningStar; Paleo Conservative; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; ...

How about a big human-sized version of one of those hamster balls? Names for these designs really suck.

http://jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov/z2/


34 posted on 03/25/2014 4:11:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BenLurkin

All are ugly hunchback suits. Biomimicry looks like a sleeping back with issues, Technology looks like something out of Tron or Logan’s Run, and Trends in Society looks like something a smelly Subaru driver would wear. And are those purple hips with ‘tribal’ teardrop accents on the chest of the Subaru suit? Hideous!


35 posted on 03/25/2014 4:18:02 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad

sleeping back = sleeping BAG.

Oops. Preview is my friend.


36 posted on 03/25/2014 4:21:20 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: BenLurkin


Biomimicry: The “Biomimicry” design draws from an environment with many parallels to the harshness of space: the world’s oceans. Mirroring the bioluminescent qualities of aquatic creatures found at incredible depths, and the scaly skin of fish and reptiles found across the globe, this design reflects the qualities that protect some of Earth’s toughest creatures.

Technology: ”Technology” pays homage to spacesuit achievements of the past while incorporating subtle elements of the future. By using Luminex wire and light-emitting patches, this design puts a new spin on spacewalking standards such as ways to identify crew members.

Trends In Society: ”Trends in Society” is based off of just that: being reflective of what every day clothes may look like in the not too distant future. This suit uses electroluminescent wire and a bright color scheme to mimic the appearance of sportswear and the emerging world of wearable technologies.



Hmm... Maybe I'm missing something here, but their descriptions all sound pretty much like the exact same suit?
37 posted on 03/25/2014 4:24:38 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: PLMerite

Does it come with an AA gun to shoot at US Spaceships?


38 posted on 03/25/2014 4:41:09 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PLMerite

I suddenly need to answer natures call.

39 posted on 03/25/2014 4:42:11 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Billthedrill

that large opening under the mask is called a “dialogue hole”.


40 posted on 03/25/2014 5:20:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: BenLurkin

how about one that doesn’t make one look like a manatee trying to impersonate tron?


41 posted on 03/25/2014 5:22:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I’m sorry...I can’t stop laughing.


42 posted on 03/25/2014 5:30:39 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: BenLurkin


43 posted on 03/25/2014 5:37:20 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m confused, where is the turban supposed to go?


44 posted on 03/25/2014 5:41:01 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Azeem
Don’t we need to have a space program first? Catching rides with the Russians is pretty sad.

Speaking of which, no one else seems to have noticed... NASA is hopelessly useless and incompetent. Without Russia, the US HAS NO SPACE PROGRAM!

Odumbo is "punishing" Russia for the Crimea thing?
"Bad Boy, Bad Boy, Whatchagonna do...?

Ha ha?

45 posted on 03/25/2014 6:27:32 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Svartalfiar

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Uh_Yeah.mp3


46 posted on 03/25/2014 6:30:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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47 posted on 03/25/2014 6:32:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sparky21555

“Details” here: http://jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov/z2/


48 posted on 03/25/2014 6:35:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Ooo-eee.wav


49 posted on 03/25/2014 6:37:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

That gal packs quite a package!

Must be her accessory belt...of sorts


50 posted on 03/25/2014 6:38:23 PM PDT by NYTexan
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