Check out NASA’s winning futuristic spacesuit

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NASAspacesuitwinnerNASA has released pictures of the prototype spacesuit that one day would be worn on the first U.S. mission to Mars.

luminescentwireNo, no official mission is being funded at this time, but NASA had the public vote on which design was the best and the Technology suit — with electroluminescent wiring — won.

Some say the Z-2 Spacesuit looks like something from the movie Tron.

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Cold War II: NASA breaks contact with Russians

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Today, Michael F. O’Brien, NASA’s associate administrator for international and interagency relations, informed his colleagues in an internal memo that the U.S. space agency was taking a stand on Ukraine and would suspend all contact with Russian “entities” with the exception of the International Space Station, SpaceRef reports.

We can’t break ties with the Space Station; we’ve got two astronauts up there now, and the only way to get them down is via a Soyuz spacecraft. Continue reading

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