Monday, April 23, 2007

Space Suit Sent Into Orbit

Oh my gosh! It's a astronaut drifting away in space! No, that's not an astronaut. That's not even a cosmonaut. It's just an empty space suit sent into orbit as an experimental satellite. It has been dubbed SuitSat. A Russian radio operator thought it would be something else to stuff an old space suit with a radio transmitter, digitized recordings of children's voices, three batteries, and old laundry, then send it outside the station and into orbit. An antenna on the helmet broadcast the voices for over two weeks and were monitored by radio operators. It seems that space suits suit outer space very well. More suits to follow...

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