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From Twitter 11-29-2010 [Nov. 30th, 2010|03:00 am]

  • 07:31:17: RT @ISS_NatLab: Though Discovery will launch NET 17 December, work on the ISS continues.
  • 07:34:45: Post-freeze dead/dry vegetation + low humidity + strong gusty winds = fire conditions. Hope deer hunters are being careful.
  • 07:37:55: Yesterday afternoon, small falcon zipped through back yard: watch out, winter resident songbirds.
  • 08:44:12: RT @sarahmei: Why Gender is a Text Field on Diaspora: #diaspora
  • 12:39:44: RT @patinagle: RT @bookviewcafe: Today's Special from Steven Harper: Trickster, a novel of the Silent Empire. Read for free at http://ww ...
  • 12:39:50: RT @patinagle: RT @bookviewcafe: On the BVC blog: Judith Tarr on "Sangha, Community, Herd"
  • 12:53:01: RT @NASA: 3 Intl Space Station residents land safely on snowy steppes of Kazakhstan. NASA TV’s YouTube Channel
  • 14:42:17: RT @NASAastrodoc: Anatomy of a Spacesuit, Working in Space
  • 14:43:07: RT @NASA: RT @IceBridge The edge of Antarctic ice, almost 200' high, along the Getz Ice Shelf, from one of our DC8 flights. ...
  • 23:10:16: Revision, revision, revision. Hate it when a scene just ironed out smoothly rumples up again and proves problem wasn't solved. #writing

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From: (Anonymous)
2010-11-30 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thought this might be of interest to you :)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-11-30 02:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I follow NASA on Twitter, so I'll probably get a heads-up on the day.
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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2010-11-30 03:29 pm (UTC)
If you come down to Houston area sometime, we have some used space suits on display at Space Center Houston. You can see how they evolved as crew needed better mobility or visibility. Today the system is a three piece garment; a cooling tube lined set of long johns and then the waist up and hips down halves of the suit. It still requires another astronaut to assist in getting in and out of it.

For lunar use, the plan was to use something like the Russian Orlan suit. It's a single piece that you enter through a door in the back. The suit would then simply lock onto a docking port on the hab module or chariot module and would never need to enter, thus eliminating the problem of lunar dust accumulating in the habitat and people's lungs.
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