Yeah, I thought that too. Their boots looked like an old pair of wellingtons.Space suits have come on somewhat too. Looks as if George Lucas designed them.
Are they are "Get Me Down" suits? That is their function is to keep the crew alive in the event of depressurisation.Yeah, I thought that too. Their boots looked like an old pair of wellingtons.
I assumed the suits/boots were the best they could do in terms of comfort and fire resistance.
Let's face it though, if the ship blows up at 12 miles high it doesn't really matter what you are wearing.
Yeah we’ve been watching the ISS for a couple of weeks now, very bright, 2 weeks ago it shimmered twice as the sun caught it. Waiting to see the Dragon tonight but didn’t see anything on the right trajectory. It docks tomorrow morning apparently.Just watched the ISS go over from the back garden, despite the high level of light pollution in the area. Also saw a polar orbit, and possibly the Dragon (going in the right direction, but seemed to be a bit too high in the sky for the right orbital inclination).
what? Developing reusable, automated transport to low earth orbit is not reinventing the wheel. By that line of thinking then we should all be driving around in ford model T's because everything developed since then is just reinventing the wheel.It's not really though is it. NASA and the Russians successfully launched manned flights 60 years ago. Musk appears to be expending billions reinventing the wheel. Space travel is a bit of a dead end at the moment since we cannot reach inhabitable planets and man cannot live healthily in space for extended periods.
So was the shuttle, and which is still flying? Can't help feeling that abandoning landing return vehicles, like the shuttle, is a retrograde step.Have you actually had a look at the Falcon 9 and the Dragon cargo and crewed vehicles? They are light years ahead of the Russian technology that is still in use.
Eh?So was the shuttle, and which is still flying? Can't help feeling that abandoning landing return vehicles, like the shuttle, is a retrograde step.
Past your bedtime? You might want to look at that for coherence in the morning.
I'm glad i'm not the only one who cant make sense of that comment. I think he is saying that it would be better to just go back to single use engines, boosters and capsules and then give up with space travel altogether once the Russians current technology is retired because it's all too expensive so why bother.
Wasn't that part of the problem?Don’t forget they used to recover the two external boosters on the Shuttle launcher.