Posts: 2564 From: Netherlands Registered: Nov 2001
posted 02-15-2013 03:33 PM
Shown at the NASA Flight Research Center in California are astronaut Rusty Schweickart (right) and Dr. James Roman, head of the center's Office of Biological Research. Schweickart spent eight days in a Gemini spacesuit (including his 29th birthday on October 25, 1964) for an extended evaluation of biomedical equipment. At FRC he made six flights in an F-104B Starfighter over a period of two days. He was then flown to Houston for a simulated mission in the Gemini simulator and he ended his long week with a simulated Gemini reentry in the centrifuge at Ames Research Center. Thanks to Tony Landis for the photo.
Posts: 351 From: San Jose, California, USA Registered: Mar 2002
posted 02-15-2013 05:50 PM
With all those flying space rocks in the news, it's very appropriate for you to have a picture of Rusty today.
Posts: 4803 From: Brussels, Belgium Registered: Jan 2001
posted 02-16-2013 04:16 AM
For those who wonder why; Rusty Schweickart founded B612.
Posts: 1571 From: Atlanta, GA, USA Registered: Feb 2007
posted 02-16-2013 09:06 AM
Eight days in a suit! We forget the sacrifices these guys endured for the advancement of knowledge back when very little was known. Thanks Ed.