04 August 2009

Suiting Up

NASA has released information on its likely next-generation spacesuit. It is a more efficient model, more easily used for multiple purposes.

It will probably be used in the missions for the space shuttle replacement and the projected 2020 return to the moon.

Regarding the moon, doesn't it tell us something that it will take that long to return? The original moon missions were a phenomenal achievement. They required huge focus, came despite major setbacks, and produced impressive technological advancements. I hope we have the same benefit, and most importantly, that we stick with it.

We need to dream of these things, of space and its possibilities. It inspires me, and my days of dreaming of space travel for myself are in the past.

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