ASTRONAUT SUIT SPINS OUT OF CONTROL IN REAL LIFE GRAVITY SCENE _ An old NASA video is making the rounds -- and it's like a scene out of the movie Gravity. In the real-life video a cosmonaut floats away from the International space station, spinning out of control as the camera follows it. But unlike the scene in Gravity, no man was in this space suit, which orbited Earth for seven months before plunging into the atmosphere, burning and disintegrating.
... The launch of the SuitSat 1 happened on February 3, 2006. The concept behind SuitSat-1 was quite simple: put some simple electronics (radio communications system, telemetry) into a Russian Orlan spacesuit, then throw it out of the airlock. |