Floating In Space

Space SuitEight years ago, in 2006, what you can see in the animated GIF to the left happened. A space suit got flung out into space. Don’t panic though! No one was inside.

This special suit, called SuitSat1, was fully repurposed to act as a satellite, gathering useful data as it tumbled around in orbit, which it could send back down to Earth.

To get more of the story of this special suit, head on over to Looking Up on Medium. It’s an interesting read, and shows the ingenuity of astronauts, and how they are willing to reuse and recycle everything at their disposal.

Watch out for gravity though… Onwards!

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