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Nasa releases images of prototype Mars space suit
Telegraph UK ^ | May 1, 2014 | Maria McEvoy

Posted on 05/02/2014 10:41:06 AM PDT by bkopto

Nasa has released pictures of a prototype space suit, parts of which American astronauts could one day wear on the first manned mission to Mars.

The public voted on three different designs for the Z-2 and the "Technology" design won by a landslide with 63 per cent of the vote.

The design uses luminescent wire to form a light on the front of the suit that can be personalised to help astronauts identify other individuals on their team. The Z-2 is a prototype so will not be making any future trip to Mars itself as it does not have the ability to fend off the extreme temperatures and radiation of a flight into space, but Nasa said elements of the suit could one day be used by the first astronauts to visit Mars.

The Z-2 is a development on the original Z-1 design that Nasa released in 2012, which was the first major overhaul of space suits in 30 years.

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


TOPICS: Science; Society
KEYWORDS: fashionshow; gaymilitary; junkscience; mars; nasa; obamalegacy; obamanasa; pseudoscience; spaceexploration; spacerace2; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis; z2
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1 posted on 05/02/2014 10:41:06 AM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto

“The public voted on three different designs...”

What the hell?


2 posted on 05/02/2014 10:42:30 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: bkopto

“To Muslim Outreach and ... BEYOND!”


3 posted on 05/02/2014 10:42:56 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: bkopto

Oh man, that suit is butt-ugly!


4 posted on 05/02/2014 10:44:44 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: bkopto
“The public voted on three different designs”

You have got to be s***ing me. The PUBLIC voted on the design? Whatever happened to designing a suit for the job not for some beauty contest.
God Knows this nation is doomed.

5 posted on 05/02/2014 10:45:36 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: bkopto
mr neutron photo: Mr. Neutron mrneutron.jpg
6 posted on 05/02/2014 10:46:30 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: bkopto

Is that Carville in there?


7 posted on 05/02/2014 10:46:36 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: bkopto

They don’t even have a ride to the ISS now and they’re window shopping for Mars space suits? Give me a break. If there aren’t any illegal alien (unquestionably alien) votes there, it just ain’t gonna happen folks. Count on it.

Just more bloated bureaucratic unneeded government agency wasteful spending.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 10:46:37 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Tupelo

Amen!!!


9 posted on 05/02/2014 10:47:04 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: Bobalu

I don’t know, but given that Mars has actually a little over 1/3 of the Earth’s gravity, you’re going to need something much lighter than the moon landing suits to be practical. Plus there’s the problem of seasonal dust storms on Mars when the CO2 is thawed and there is that weak atmosphere.


10 posted on 05/02/2014 10:47:12 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: John W

This is what you get when NASA spends your cash on global lying, muslim worship and democrats running the show.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 10:47:48 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: bkopto

Seriously? Gym shorts?

“Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! Danger!”


12 posted on 05/02/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: bkopto

Not very appealing. Thumbs down.


13 posted on 05/02/2014 10:48:16 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: bkopto
The design uses luminescent wire to form a light on the front of the suit that can be personalised to help astronauts identify other individuals on their team.

I guess that a large label on the suit with "Hello, My Name is Smitty" printed on it is just too easy.
14 posted on 05/02/2014 10:48:36 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: bkopto
Nasa has released pictures
Nasa? You mean NASA? It's an acronym, not a proper noun.
Feckin' 21st Century "journalists."
15 posted on 05/02/2014 10:48:59 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: bkopto

Of course! The Racially Ambiguous astronaut. How perfectly PC of NASA....

[Shades of the SNL Ambiguously Gay Duo!]

I’d be willing to bet you they had more design meetings on what the astronaut would look like that what the suit actually does.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 10:49:48 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 10:49:54 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Army Air Corps

I wonder where they got that idea.

http://laughingsquid.com/baby-dressed-up-as-a-glowing-led-stick-figure-for-halloween/


18 posted on 05/02/2014 10:51:41 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: bkopto

Thing is as butt ugly as the new Tampa Bay Buc uniforms. Nike must have designed it as well.


19 posted on 05/02/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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20 posted on 05/02/2014 10:55:05 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: bkopto

Looks like a scene out of 50s Sci-Fi grade B flick.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 10:55:10 AM PDT by QT3.14
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22 posted on 05/02/2014 10:56:52 AM PDT by Daus
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To: bkopto
Design stolen from the movie Robot Monster


23 posted on 05/02/2014 10:57:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bkopto
The public voted on three different designs for the Z-2

The government space agency will never exit earth's atmosphere again if they submit all their plans for public "approval".

Private companies will take over space travel and this stupid suit will be just another picture on Facebook.

Incredible stupidity that reflects the people in charge.

24 posted on 05/02/2014 10:58:18 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: bkopto

Why is NASA even fiddling around with space suits for Mars. They currently don’t even have manned orbital capability. What’s next, picking out upholstery for interstellar ships?


25 posted on 05/02/2014 11:00:55 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: bkopto
Obviously designed by Forbidden Planet fans.



26 posted on 05/02/2014 11:01:05 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Flick Lives

Why?

Well, since the public voted, I’m going to guess they were mining for information to sell to merchants. Of course, I’m kinda cynical.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: bkopto

28 posted on 05/02/2014 11:05:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: bkopto

How do you where a hajib or whatever the mask of ugliness is called.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 11:13:50 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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30 posted on 05/02/2014 11:17:27 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: bkopto

How are they planning to get to Mars? Trampoline?


31 posted on 05/02/2014 11:19:27 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Resolute Conservative

Good question. You certainly don’t want to offend the space Muslims.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 11:20:18 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: bkopto

WTH - it has a sort of “We Are The World” logo on the chest.


33 posted on 05/02/2014 11:20:27 AM PDT by Spirochete (Does the FedGov have the attributes of a legitimate government?)
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To: oh8eleven

They are SO ignorant, they probably think that Nasser is the Egyptian Space program.


34 posted on 05/02/2014 11:25:28 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: bkopto

Fifth Element movie. . .the alien spacesuit. . .http://www.explore-science-fiction-movies.com/images/ancient-aliens-mondoshawan.jpg


35 posted on 05/02/2014 11:31:47 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: John W
“The public voted on three different designs...”

NASA can't even put a man in orbit, so designing spacesuites for Mars is obviously just an excercise in science fiction. Why not let everyone play?

36 posted on 05/02/2014 11:48:15 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: bkopto; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Revolting cat!

37 posted on 05/02/2014 11:54:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Tupelo; GeronL; Revolting cat!
...The PUBLIC voted on the design? Whatever happened to designing a suit for the job not for some beauty contest. God Knows this nation is doomed.

It's all about the facebooktwittersocialmediayahootrending donchaknow?

38 posted on 05/02/2014 11:55:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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Kick This 'Thon Into Gear!


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Donate!

39 posted on 05/02/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: MrB; Daffynition
Seriously? Gym shorts?

Would never have passed muster in the old days.


40 posted on 05/02/2014 11:57:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: QT3.14
Looks like a scene out of 50s Sci-Fi grade B flick.

We now return to the 1954 feature Amazon Women on the Moon...


41 posted on 05/02/2014 12:01:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Smurfs come to mind..


42 posted on 05/02/2014 12:01:48 PM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: a fool in paradise


43 posted on 05/02/2014 12:04:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Snickering Hound

I can eat an enormous amount of ice cream...


44 posted on 05/02/2014 12:05:46 PM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: bkopto

Moochell is outraged at this waste of money she could be using for more vacations.


45 posted on 05/02/2014 12:09:57 PM PDT by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: taillightchaser

I’m willing to give the Mooch a vacation on Mars. Those are planned to be one way trips.


46 posted on 05/02/2014 12:11:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: grobdriver; Revolting cat!

These rocket technologies have passed their prime. We need a high spreed MONORAIL to Mars.


47 posted on 05/02/2014 12:12:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Fresh Wind

48 posted on 05/02/2014 12:14:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: JoeProBono

Somewhere, The Stig is switching his gears....


49 posted on 05/02/2014 12:15:20 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: bkopto

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50 posted on 05/02/2014 12:16:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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