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Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Was Made by a Bra Manufacturer. No one knows what Columbus was wearing when he set foot in the New World, but on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong took his “one giant leap” onto the Moon, he was clad in this custom-made spacesuit, model A7L, serial number 056.

Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit Was Made by a Bra Manufacturer

Its cost, estimated at the time as $100,000 (more than $670,000 today), sounds high only if you think of it as couture. In reality, once helmet, gloves and an oxygen-supplying backpack were added, it was a wearable spacecraft. Cocooned within 21 layers of synthetics, neoprene rubber and metalized polyester films, Armstrong was protected from the airless Moon’s extremes of heat and cold (plus 240 Fahrenheit degrees in sunlight to minus 280 in shadow), deadly solar ultraviolet radiation and even the potential hazard of micrometeorites hurtling through the void at 10 miles per second.

BBC Radio 4 - Mars. What happens when black holes collide? The sign of a truly great scientific theory is by the outcomes it predicts when you run experiments or perform observations.

What happens when black holes collide?

And one of the greatest theories ever proposed was the concept of Relativity, described by Albert Einstein in the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to helping us understand that light is the ultimate speed limit of the universe, Einstein described gravity itself as a warping of spacetime. He did more than just provide a bunch of elaborate new explanations for the universe, he proposed a series of tests that could be done to find out if his theories were correct. One test, for example, completely explained why Mercury's orbit didn't match the predictions made by Einstein. Duct Tape: Silver <BR>Heavy Duty *FREE Next Day Delivery, Excellent Waterproof Properties : Affixit. 25 Years Experience Next Day DeliveryFree on orders over £29 Shopping Basket0 item, £0.00 Checkoutyour basket Menu Pages Our Products.

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The "Best Engineering Tool" in Space: Duct Tape - Universe Today. The uses for duct tape seem to be endless.

The "Best Engineering Tool" in Space: Duct Tape - Universe Today

From the Apollo missions in the 1970’s to the International Space Station today, duct tape has been used as quick fixes and semi-permanent solutions to a variety of tasks. In a story released today from NASA documenting the events of the Apollo 17 in 1972, duct tape became the saviour of astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt as they sped around on the lunar surface in their moonbuggy.

Damage to the buggy’s wheel arch could have put the pair at risk and may have curtailed the surface mission (pictured). But with a flash of inspiration and “can do” attitude Cernan and Schmitt found the answer in a roll of grey sticky tape… It would seem duct tape holds the world together as it is, and it is becoming clear that the tape may hold the frontier of space together too. Astronauts Have Done So, So Much With Duct Tape And Electrical Tape. Space Fence · Lockheed Martin. Construction is underway on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands to build Space Fence, a sophisticated system that will dramatically improve the way the U.S.

Space Fence · Lockheed Martin

Air Force identifies and tracks objects in space. The new system’s initial operational capability is scheduled for 2018. With critical design review completed, the Space Fence team is focused on production of technology that will bring the system online. Space Fence will use Gallium Nitride (GaN) powered S-band ground-based radars to provide the Air Force with uncued detection, tracking and accurate measurement of space objects, primarily in low-earth orbit. The Kessler Syndrome Explained. The Kessler Syndrome: 10 Interesting and Disturbing Facts Low Earth Orbit, an area of outer space around Earth that encloses all orbits below 2000 km, is the home of the International Space Station and of other thousands of satellites.

The Kessler Syndrome Explained

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Telescopes. HOW IT WORKS: The International Space Station (1080p, 60fps) The Physics Defying EmDrive Just Passed Peer Review. Here's What You Need to Know. A Contentious Technology Documents were leaked earlier this month about NASA’s study of a proposed EmDrive.

The Physics Defying EmDrive Just Passed Peer Review. Here's What You Need to Know

It generated the usual host of reactions, ranging from “it totally works” hype to outright dismissal. It’s rare for a piece of technology to inspire such polarizing reactions; however, these reactions are rather understandable. The EmDrive, otherwise known as a radio frequency resonant cavity thruster, makes use of microwaves that are bounced around inside an asymmetrical-shaped cavity.

In Americas? Watch supermoon tonight. Image at top: Stefano Sciarpetti The full moon of November 14, 2016 is not only the biggest, closest and brightest supermoon of this year.

In Americas? Watch supermoon tonight

Radio astronomy: a project by r a d i o q u a l i a. Honor Harger: A history of the universe in sound. The Search Is On For Alien Signals Around Tabby's Star - Universe Today. There’s a remote chance that inexplicable light variations in a star in the Northern Cross may be caused by the works of an alien civilization. 1,480 light years from Earth twinkles one of the greatest mysteries of recent times.

The Search Is On For Alien Signals Around Tabby's Star - Universe Today

There in the constellation Cygnus the Swan, you’ll find a dim, ordinary-looking point of light with an innocent sounding name — Tabby’s Star. Named for Louisiana State University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian, who was the lead author on a paper about its behavior, this star has so confounded astronomers with its unpredictable ups and downs in its brightness, they’ve gone to war on the object, drilling down on it with everything from the Hubble to the monster 393.7-inch (10-meter) Keck Telescope in Hawaii.

Galaxy Zoo. Sunspotter. Hidden Figures. The Awesome Margaret Hamilton. This is a real concern. SCORE 148. Astronomer Captures Enormous True-Color Photo of Night Sky. Armed with a Laptop and Six Digital Cameras, an Amateur Astronomer Created a 5,000-Megapixel Panorama of the Universe from Tens of Thousands of Digital Images The Milky Way Galaxy. Image courtesy Nick Risinger. (Flickr image) On his way to snapping 37,440 digital photos, Nick Risinger never once asked anyone to look at his camera and smile.

Risinger’s subjects were the millions upon millions of stars and solar systems and galaxies filling the night sky. New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b’s Discovery. On Aug. 24, astronomers announced they had found a possibly Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun. The planet, called Proxima b, is about 1.3 times the mass of Earth and is 4.22 light-years away. Main Story: Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever Scientists have found clear evidence of a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. The planet, called Proxima b, appears to be rocky and might be warm enough to host liquid water, and thus be habitable. See our complete coverage of this newfound world, known as Proxima b, which may be able to host life: Project Daedalus – Interstellar Mission.

Daedalus Interstellar Probe - image copyright Adrian Mann This was a thirteen member volunteer engineering design study conducted between 1973 and 1978, to demonstrate that Interstellar travel is feasible in theory. The project related to the Fermi Paradox first postulated by the Italian Physicist Enrico Fermi in the 1940s. This supposes that there has been plenty of time for intelligent civilizations to interact within our galaxy when one examines the age and number of stars, as well as the distances between them. Yet, the fact that extra-terrestrial intelligence has never been observed leads to a logical paradox where our observations are inconsistent with our theoretical expectation.

Kielder Observatory. James Oberg's Pioneering Space. From: "Space World Magazine" January 1975 issue. Editor's Introduction Twelve years ago Major Yuri Gagarin made the world's first manned space flight. There were many contemporary rumors that earlier manned shots had failed, killing a series of unknown cosmonauts. Without access to the actual Russian space files, no one can ultimately say whether or not these alleged secret fatal flights ever really took place. There were many strange events which gave rise to these stories. Vostochny (formerly Svobodny) Cosmodrome. The Drake Equation. What is beyond our Solar System? WIRED Explains the mystery of the icy Kuiper Belt.

Some Satellite Photos of Earth at Night. A 6,000 year old telescope without a lens - prehistoric tombs enhanced astron... Horizon, 1997-1998, Mir Mortals. Welcome to your planet - Planet Labs. DigitalGlobe. Sarah Parcak, Space Archeologist. IAU Minor Planet Center. Helicopters on Mars? Why Not? Helicopters on Mars? Why Not? 3-D Exploration! Researchers want a vehicle that can cover ground quickly but also move slowly to examine an area. Planet Four. Science. But it's not for drinking, scientists say. A Year Of Sunrises. Inflatable, 20km tall 'space elevator' could replace rockets. Insight: Introduction. This mesmerizing video shows how incredibly vast space really is.

Wow! signal. Biosphere 2. Black hole glimpsed playing cosmic billiards - BBC News. 6-billion-year-old quasar spinning nearly as fast as physically possible. Moons of Jupiter. Astrophotography. Space Shuttle. Moon Base Possible through Lava Tubes. Open Space Agency. Why are there dozens of dead animals floating in space? Mars One. The Space Race. Kepler Orrery Animation. Lunar Missions Ltd - Lunar Mission One. Space and NASA News – Universe and Deep Space Information. StarTeach Astronomy Education. The UK's best astronomy magazine. Space News From SpaceDaily.Com. Dawn Mission: Dawn - Home Page. Astrobiology Magazine Exploring the Solar System and beyond. Helioseismology. Solar System Visualization Project. SETI Institute.

ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment on USTREAM: The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) was activated ... ISS Space Station over Greece !!! Hellas!!! Open source open access personal space exploration. Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard. Spacehack.

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