This is how we envisioned spacesuits back in the 1950s

The always interesting and highly entertaining Retronaut has just scanned and published a series of pages from a 1956 article titled, "Here's What We'll Wear in Space." Though it wouldn't happen for another five years, it was becoming quite obvious that that time had come to prepare for space. Here's what the experts… » 3/04/13 12:30pm 3/04/13 12:30pm

NASA's Smart Swimsuit Gives You Superspeed

The world's fastest swimsuit uses technology from NASA to improve athletes' times by a crucial fraction of a second. Speedo's new LZR Racer, pronounced "Laser Racer," is designed to work like a spacesuit, with the seams "ultrasonically welded" instead of sewn, to reduce drag in the water by up to 10 percent. When… » 2/13/08 10:00am 2/13/08 10:00am