Monday, March 27, 2006

Once astronaut's spacesuit... Now a satellite

This is peculiar news. The used up spacesuits of the International space station are being used as satellites and they are now in orbit.

The spacesuit is the satellite -- "SuitSat" for short.

The Russians were the ones to get this idea spark in their heads.

"We've equipped a Russian Orlan spacesuit with three batteries, a radio transmitter, and internal sensors to measure temperature and battery power," says Bauer of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "As SuitSat circles Earth, it will transmit its condition to the ground."

Read more in the link below.