Astronaut Spins Out of Control Like a Real Life Gravity Scene [VIDEO]
Mar 10, 2014 09:43
What if the scene from Gravity was real? In fact, it could be very real. And here's how a cosmonaut floated away from the International Space Station and spun out of control, orbiting Earth for seven months before plunging into the atmosphere and burning and disintegrating. Thankfully, there was no human inside that suit.
It's the macabre launch of the Suitsat, which happened on February 3, 2006:
The concept behind SuitSat-1 is quite simple, put some simple electronics (radio communications system, telemetry) into a Russian Orlan spacesuit, then throw it out of the airlock.
According to Frank Bauer of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, "SuitSat is a Russian brainstorm, some of our Russian partners in the ISS program … had an idea: Maybe we can turn old spacesuits into useful satellites." Aside from broadcasting voice messages from students around the world, and some telemetry data, SuitSat-1 also looked really eerie.
Real life 'Gravity' scene more terrifying than the movie.
Laptops are becoming an essential item for the home, work and for those who travel frequently. They’re becoming increasing light, fast and just as powerful a PCs too. However, not all laptops are equal when it comes to features. But with new products on the market every year, you should be able to find a model that suits your needs. If you're considering buying a new laptop computer, here are some of the things you should look at. Read more
With the passage of time, the concerns related to cyber security are definitely shooting up. It would not be wrong to say that the global economy is hugely dependent on the present day technology. For this reason, it is important to come up with effective methods to protect ourselves from the cyber threats that lurk behind the new technologies. Read more
Android Game Development The RecentSmartness in Android Market, The movement of Android application development, gets no limit of categories and is growing gradually, the most challenging being Android Game Development. Read more