Space Cowboys: NASA Want To Lasso Asteroids

NASA has big plans to lasso an asteroid and then land an astronaut on to it. As a result it is working on a spacesuit that would be suitable for such a mission.

Near to the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineeers are testing a modified version of the pumpkin-orange Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) worn by space shuttle astronauts, for the future use by the crew of the Orion spacecraft.

[Images via astrobio & gawker]


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