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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- SuitSat-1: A Spacesuit Floats Free
NASA ^ | April 27, 2014 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 04/27/2014 5:01:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: A spacesuit floated away from the International Space Station eight years ago, but no investigation was conducted. Everyone knew that it pushed by the space station crew. Dubbed Suitsat-1, the unneeded Russian Orlan spacesuit filled mostly with old clothes was fitted with a faint radio transmitter and released to orbit the Earth. The suit circled the Earth twice before its radio signal became unexpectedly weak. Suitsat-1 continued to orbit every 90 minutes until it burned up in the Earth's atmosphere after a few weeks. Pictured above, the lifeless spacesuit was photographed in 2006 just as it drifted away from space station.

April 27, 2014

(Excerpt) Read more at 129.164.179.22 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; iss; nasa; science; spaceexploration; suitsat
[Credit: ISS Expedition 12 Crew, NASA]

1 posted on 04/27/2014 5:01:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; dayglored; ...
The Big One

2 posted on 04/27/2014 5:02:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yes..but what a way to go! :-)

Better than just fading away like my bell bottomed blues.


3 posted on 04/27/2014 5:04:53 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: SunkenCiv

—reminds me of “Space Cowboys” and Tommy Lee Jones floating off into space with pancreatic cancer-—


4 posted on 04/27/2014 5:06:59 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: SunkenCiv

Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?


5 posted on 04/27/2014 5:12:02 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: SunkenCiv


6 posted on 04/27/2014 5:22:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SunkenCiv

“I know you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I’m afraid that’s something I cannot allow to happen.”

http://www.talklikehal.com/sounds.html


7 posted on 04/27/2014 6:14:50 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow, send this picture off to the Truthers and they’ll provide you a name for the person in that suit. As if they’ll believe it’s empty.


8 posted on 04/27/2014 6:20:00 AM PDT by BobL
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To: SunkenCiv

That’s a pretty expensive garbage pod.


9 posted on 04/27/2014 9:33:36 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: BobL

Maybe it was George Clooney. That would be great.


10 posted on 04/27/2014 11:04:07 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: null and void

The blurb said that it was an obsolete suit and no longer needed.


11 posted on 04/27/2014 11:05:44 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

One of the worst movies ever made. Every law of physics was ignored.


12 posted on 04/27/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: TheOldLady

Yes. But still worth millions to a museum or collector.


13 posted on 04/27/2014 11:11:06 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: SunkenCiv

As if we didn’t already have enough space junk orbiting the earth already.


14 posted on 04/27/2014 11:15:33 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Fledermaus

I was screaming at the screen throughout the entire movie. You couldn’t be more right. It was a stinkeroo.

LOL! Good thing Bryan and I watched it at home.


15 posted on 04/27/2014 11:18:50 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: null and void

Well, it’s ashes now, and you should be lecturing the Russians, not me, Nully!


16 posted on 04/27/2014 11:19:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

You listen. That’s more than the Russian government (or for that matter our own government) does!


17 posted on 04/27/2014 11:26:33 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

It burned up a few years ago.


18 posted on 04/27/2014 11:26:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: null and void

I like listening to you, Nully dear.


19 posted on 04/27/2014 11:31:33 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady
Awwwww *blush*
20 posted on 04/27/2014 11:35:58 AM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: null and void

The Russian sections of the ISS are also in that category.


21 posted on 04/27/2014 11:48:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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