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MIT developing slimmer spacesuit

Post by His Divine Shadow » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:35 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,289661,00.html

Anyone else think this is looking familiar? 8)
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Post by wing zero alpha » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:41 pm

Heh, I figured it was a matter of time before they developed those.

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Post by WhiteWingDemon » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:03 pm

Yes it does, but the the bigger question is.....who wants to test it? :shock:

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Post by Phantomexe87 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:07 pm

Wow... that does look strikingly familiar. Sure beats the older one though, which wasn't exactly fashionable to begin with...

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Post by Dark Duel » Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:56 pm

MIT develops the Normal Suit (They're calling it a "BioSuit").
Cool.
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Post by Mwulf » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:29 pm

WhiteWingDemon wrote:Yes it does, but the the bigger question is.....

.....what were you doing at FOXnews.com? :shock:
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Post by wing zero alpha » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:41 pm

Mwulf wrote:.....what were you doing at FOXnews.com? :shock:
Would you feel better if it was CNN.com :roll:?

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Post by Hyakushiki » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:47 pm

When I first saw that thing I couldn't help but think that Loran would look perfect wearing it.
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Post by wing zero alpha » Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:52 pm

Hyakushiki wrote:When I first saw that thing I couldn't help but that Loran would look perfect wearing it.
I thought that too, with oversized helmet and everything.

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Post by Kishiria » Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:01 am

You're on!

I was going to send you that link because someone on my friendslist on LJ (La_Azteca) posted it, but kept forgetting. I commented on her LJ that it did indeed look like a normal suit.
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Post by ORegan » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:45 am

someone at MIT is a gundam fan, I can tell you that much. But what if it doesn't work? maybe they should send a bunch of MIT students to space so they can test it themselves.
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Post by razgriz » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:20 am

i will be willing to test it when they come out with the mobile suit to go along with it. :D
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Post by Mark064 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:23 am

Since a few people see it as Gundam you aren't the only ones. A Japanese News Article on that directly mentions Gundam in the title. http://www.technobahn.com/cgi-bin/news/ ... 0707181543 "Mobile Suit Gundam's Normal Suit Becomes Reality" or something to that effect.

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Post by Koshernova » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:16 am

roran sehakku, white-doll, ikkimaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasu!

Looking good :D

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Post by razgriz » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:40 am

color it in mwu la flaga's signature black and purple and ill buy that thing if it fails to work in space and just ends up on ebay :D
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Post by Ryujin » Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:13 am

Fox is such a slooowpoke.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_activity_suit
http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/rocket3m.html

Scroll down a bit.
But what if it doesn't work? maybe they should send a bunch of MIT students to space so they can test it themselves.
A glove using the mechanical counter-pressure principle had already been tested years ago by NASA in a vacuum chamber, and it worked just fine; definitely a marked improvement over the pressure suit gloves currently in use.

The concept itself has been around for decades; just google 'mechanical counter pressure'. NASA felt that materials with the required specs simply weren't available or cost-effective at the time.

Since it has to be skin-tight & form-fitting, it would be more the predecessor of the body-hugging pilot suits than the looser normal suits.

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