Posts tagged “Airlock

NASA’s Advanced Spacesuit Headlines MythBusters’ Blog

Headlining Jamie & Adam (hosts of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters) Tested.com‘s science blog yesterday was a fun article about NASA’s Z-1 spacesuit, and it’s striking resemblance to Buzz Lightyear.

Richard Rhodes NASA Z-1 Spacesuit

NASA’s Spacesuit Engineer Richard Rhodes demonstrates the mobility of the Z-1 spacesuit.

As noted in the artice, NASA doesn’t know where the Z-Series suit will be going, so it is designed with flexibily (in mission and mobility) including a suitport interface to reduce egress/ingress time and difficulties associated with an airlock.

Despite being named one of Times’ best inventions of the year, Z-1 is just a prototype that NASA will be building on with Z-2 and Z-3 revisions. NASA recently finished testing the suit, which means work on the Z-2 can’t be far off.

We look forward to more information on Z-2, and as it becomes publicly available, we’ll share more.


Cosmonauts complete 6 hour, 15 minute spacewalk

Yesterday, cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov completed Russian EVA 30 on the International Space Station in 6 hours and 15 minutes.

Cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov work to move the Strela 1 cargo crane from the Pirs docking and airlock compartment to the Poisk mini-research module. (Credit: NASA-TV)

For more details about the spacewalk, I’d recommend the following articles: