0 Shares 302 Views

NASA and SpaceX's launch was postponed, but at least we got to see their wildly corny spacesuits

May 27, 2020
0 303

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The much-heralded joint launch between NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX was postponed on Wednesday due to light rain in Florida. It was a disappointing anticlimax for the first manned space launch from American soil since 2011 — all systems were "go" just an hour before astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were scheduled for 4:33 p.m. liftoff — but there was a silver lining to the clouds above Cape Canaveral: the world got to see, for the first time, NASA and SpaceX’s alarmingly cheesy spacesuits, which looked something like man-sized Mentos dispensers topped off with garden galoshes.” data-reactid=”19″>The much-heralded joint launch between NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX was postponed on Wednesday due to light rain in Florida. It was a disappointing anticlimax for the first manned space launch from American soil since 2011 — all systems were “go” just an hour before astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were scheduled for 4:33 p.m. liftoff — but there was a silver lining to the clouds above Cape Canaveral: the world got to see, for the first time, NASA and SpaceX’s alarmingly cheesy spacesuits, which looked something like man-sized Mentos dispensers topped off with garden galoshes.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="While many on Twitter hailed the gear as looking "soo cool" and "so f—ing dope," the correct reaction came from one commenter who said the suits "make [the astronauts] look like stunt extras in a low budget space movie." Whether or not Behnken and Hurley find themselves menaced by rubbery Venus ghouls in some misbegotten Roger Corman epic, the suits might lead to an even graver danger: not being able to extract their heads from the two-sizes-too small helmets that Musk looks to have grabbed from his local Spirit Halloween.” data-reactid=”20″>While many on Twitter hailed the gear as looking “soo cool” and “so f—ing dope,” the correct reaction came from one commenter who said the suits “make [the astronauts] look like stunt extras in a low budget space movie.” Whether or not Behnken and Hurley find themselves menaced by rubbery Venus ghouls in some misbegotten Roger Corman epic, the suits might lead to an even graver danger: not being able to extract their heads from the two-sizes-too small helmets that Musk looks to have grabbed from his local Spirit Halloween.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="If the spacemen are fortunate enough to somehow wrench the helmets from their skulls, NASA and SpaceX will give it another go on either Saturday or Sunday — probably not enough time to raid NASA's old closets for some real spacesuits.” data-reactid=”21″>If the spacemen are fortunate enough to somehow wrench the helmets from their skulls, NASA and SpaceX will give it another go on either Saturday or Sunday — probably not enough time to raid NASA’s old closets for some real spacesuits.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="More stories from theweek.com
It only took two hours for Trump’s administration to contradict his threat to shut down Twitter
Biden sends condolences to families of COVID-19 victims as death toll tops 100,000
Why Biden benefits by disappearing
” data-reactid=”22″>More stories from theweek.com
It only took two hours for Trump’s administration to contradict his threat to shut down Twitter
Biden sends condolences to families of COVID-19 victims as death toll tops 100,000
Why Biden benefits by disappearing

You may be interested

Defiant Trump vows to challenge DOJ’s order handing his tax returns to Congress
News
45 views
News
45 views

Defiant Trump vows to challenge DOJ’s order handing his tax returns to Congress

Webby - August 2, 2021

Former President Donald Trump's lawyers will fight to keep Congress from seeing his tax returns as the former president continues to stonewall investigations into his finances.On Friday,…

Trump will fight any move the Treasury Department makes to turn his tax returns over to Congress
News
53 views
News
53 views

Trump will fight any move the Treasury Department makes to turn his tax returns over to Congress

Webby - August 2, 2021

Trump's lawyer says he will fight any move the Treasury Department makes to turn his tax returns over to House DemocratsThe Justice Department ordered Treasury to turn…

Third D.C. officer who responded to Capitol riot dies by suicide
News
49 views
News
49 views

Third D.C. officer who responded to Capitol riot dies by suicide

Webby - August 2, 2021

A Washington, D.C., police officer who responded to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 has died by suicide, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department."Officer…

Leave a Comment

Most from this category