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  • May 1, 2014
    After a round of public voting, this is what NASA's next generation spacesuit, the Z-2, is going to look like. Like a chubby Buzz Lightyear lost his jetpack and got trapped in the TRON universe. Me? I tried voting for Garrus' spacesuit from Mass Effect but NASA was all, "Tha... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    TO INFINITY AND -- I think I'm just going to sit down for a while. This is NASA's new prototype spacesuit, the Z-1. It makes the wearer look like Buzz Lightyear. Personally, I want a spacesuit that makes me look like a Big Daddy from Bioshock. That way aliens will think twi... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2009
    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) believe they've solved the age-old problem of how to shit in space. The current ISS toilet is a Russian-built, western-style commode that sucks waste away like a vacuum cleaner. Use of that toilet requires practice before heading... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2008
    The University of Cambridge, in cooperation with a bunch of school kids, ballooned four teddy bears to 30,000 meters. Because, I mean, why the hell not? A helium balloon was used to get the bears up up and away flying to Near Space or the Edge of Space as it is known. The be... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    The DNA Moon Dust Watch from Geneva watchmaker Romain Jerome was created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing is limited to a not-so-limited edition of 1,969 (get it, because of the year?). 'The case of the watch is made with steel melted with fragments of... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2008
    Copenhagen Suborbitals wants to send you into space, and on the cheap. Which means alone and stuffed into a little capsule atop a freaking rocket. Only limited arm movement will be possible, and you'll probably develop an itch on your back you can't scratch, which will inevit... / Continue →
  • May 29, 2008
    The Pacer Suit is a musical instrument that looks like a goofy spacesuit (because that's what it is) that I would never, ever wear -- not even if I lost a bet (I'd just renege and let them beat me up or cut my fingers off). The Pacer suit receives electro impulses that appea... / Continue →