And how many billions did NASA flush down the crapper with this? When I was a kid, Mom got me some rubber boots from the SAAN store, and Pop hit ‘em with a spray bomb of outer-space proof silver paint. Then he did the same for my hockey helmet. An empty garbage can for a space capsule…and I was outward bound, HAR HAR HAR!!!
I suppose that one raises some serious questions though. When I was a kid, I *think* the old Gemini program was winding down. But…those guys did the first “space walks” in those sporty silver spacesuits like mine. And later they went to those big bulky monstrosities that weigh a ton and a half. I wonder why…?
Just spitballing but I think the moonsuit was intended for longer periods and was not umbilical-corded to the main craft.ReplyDelete
Temperature control is a bitch when there is no atmosphere.
This. The first suit were pressure suits connected to the ships life support systems.Delete
Those bulky suits are really one-man spaceships that are entirely self-contained.
The SpaceX suit at the end is really a modern version of the gemini suit. It hooks to the ships life support system.
Ditto ERJ, self-contained atmo suit. That's the big backpack, etc. Double bonus for unlimited tax funded research. If money is no object, then you make a committee of kommisars suit. That Musk suit looks more like the Gemni suits since they don't do space walks..... yet. And he has a sense of style and a budget.ReplyDelete
Anybody who would ask those questions seriously could tell us the flavor of the plexiglass on the inside of his space helmet.ReplyDelete
I wore a Baked Potato suit exactly once, in a shipboard firefighting class. I would have 60 seconds to work, then had to jog out, get under a showerhead, let the water run for 15 seconds, then walk 20 feet away and disrobe, because the temperature would go from 110 degrees to 500+ inside the suit between minute 2-3.ReplyDelete
Space suits without climate control have the same problem. They buffer the wearer for a minute or two, but only for so long before the temperatures equalize. I feel like I'd prefer wearing one of those 70's-2000's suits more than that 2020 version. It looks like a retarded kid's version of a DEVO video.
I wonder if that last one is anything more than a "Flight Suit" with a safety Helmet... No evidence of Air or Comms Connectors, which must be on the Front of the Suit in order for the Wearer to Connect them.ReplyDelete
Yea... That last one ain't nuthin but window dressing.Delete