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Moonpaws
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posted 02-19-2005 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonpaws   Click Here to Email Moonpaws     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
International orange is a cool color on about everything in my opinion except Nasa space suits. Does the color have to do with water recovery? I think white space suits would look cool. I wish they would paint the main fuel tank as well. Does paint really add that much weight. Let's return to a "Hollywood" Nasa. Am I alone out in right field, or does anyone else feel the same.

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posted 02-19-2005 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's exactly why they are that color...visiblity for water recovery.

And yes, they stopped painting the tank after the second shuttle flight as it saves 800 lbs of weight that can be added as payload.

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posted 02-19-2005 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonpaws   Click Here to Email Moonpaws     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ben,

Thanks for the response. I'm glad Nasa operates like that because it would be a shame to forget all the astronauts we have recovered from the ocean during the last 100 shuttle missions. As far as the orange tank, I have an idea. Have a bunch of kids TP the tank. I think that will bring the weight down a few hundred pounds.

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posted 02-20-2005 09:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like white,or alumiized.In Constellation capsule not will be space enough for orange pressure escape suits and white EVA spacesuit.So we will return at one single suit good for launch and EVA.And this suit will be necessarily white. P.S.the ACE suit in white would seem Gemini suit.It would bee cool,isnt?

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posted 02-20-2005 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DGeraths   Click Here to Email DGeraths     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moonpaws:
Ben,

I'm glad Nasa operates like that because it would be a shame to forget all the astronauts we have recovered from the ocean during the last 100 shuttle missions.


Yeah... Let's compromise the safety of the crew so they look cool for Moonpaws.

Dana (Shaking head and walking away...)

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posted 02-20-2005 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remember the days before STS-26 with the powder blue flight suits. No chance of bailout with those, oh yea no parachute, I'll take the new suits anyday.

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posted 02-20-2005 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I personally like the bright orange Launch and Entry Suits. I didn't respond to that topic a couple months ago about which suit you like best because I wouldn't have agreed with anyone :-)

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posted 02-20-2005 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you ever had an opportunity to view a shuttle crew walkout beginning with STS-26, you would agree with Ben, that the OSS's are brilliant!

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posted 02-20-2005 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Yeah... Let's compromise the safety of the crew so they look cool for Moonpaws.

Dana (Shaking head and walking away...)


Hey... as long as it's fire-resistant, nothing says they can't have day-glo colored panels attached to their suits at different spots so they'd both be stylin' <I>and</I> be bright enough to spot in an emergency....

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posted 02-20-2005 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonpaws   Click Here to Email Moonpaws     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess there are some that feel I believe that safety should take a back seat to Nasa fashion. I want you all to know that I also send my 3 year old(by himself) out at night to fetch me a paper at 7eleven. Occasionally he gets the car keys, but I haven't put enough phone books on the front seat for him to see well enough yet to drive. I have a piece of Uranium for sale as well. Any takers? By the way(Dana), I don't take your insults too personally. I'm sure you're a good guy.

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