Sunday, 10 April 2011

Mars space suit

The prototype garment for a trip to a neighboring planet will cost $ 100,000 and is made of 350 material. Optimistic forecasts that the expedition to the "red planet" will be available for 20 years.

Model NDX-1, which was designed by an Argentine engineer Pablo de Leon, can withstand very low temperatures and the wind blows up to 75 miles per hour. Among various materials, of which clothing is made, there are the bee hive and carbon fiber, which significantly reduces the weight of clothes, and hold resistance to environmental influences. Extreme conditions in the Argentine Antarctic base is most similar to those experienced by astronauts can expect on Mars, and NASA is why I chose this place for the tests ahead of his trip to the "red planet". The mission is called "Mars Marambio" by the name of the Argentine base in Antarctica. NASA scientists trained in the prototype garment independently walk through the valley and collect soil samples. "This is the first time we suit underwent such extremes. That something went wrong, the astronauts would be in big trouble. It was a risky simulation possible expedition to Mars, "said De Leon after a week" adventure "and said the suit he was wearing under pressure" very claustrophobic. ""Antarctica is one of the few remaining places on our planet that is not polluted. On Mars, there are deserts with temperatures and winds like those in Antarctica, so this was an ideal expedition, "said De Leon.

There is no end of obstacles

President Barack Obama announced last year that the 2030th be possible to send astronauts into orbit Mars and to return safely after their stay on this planet. In view of the NASA budget cuts, it appears that Obama and more than optimistic forecasts. Three years ago, the report states that NASA will fly to neighboring planets will be possible only 2037th De Leon hopes his suit, or at least parts be used when a man first setting foot on Mars. More since 1947. U.S., USSR, Europe and Japan proposed various projects in connection with sending humans to Mars. With the latest technology to reach the "red planet", and then the expedition returned to Earth, it is almost three years and the first of several major obstacles to the food supply.

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