The Copenhagen Suborbitals team will work in August with “DIY spacesuit guys Cameron Smith and John Haslett from Oregon in the US” on spacesuit and related capsule design issues in August: DIY Spacesuit Testing and Planning – Wired Science.
A collection of space policy items:
- Senate panel approves NASA bill that conflicts with House version – Florida Today
- Senate Commerce Committee Clears 2013 NASA Authorization Bill
- Senate Commerce Committee to markup NASA authorization bill today – Space Politics
- “NASA non-concurs” – The Planetary Society
- On the Record With … Andrew Gasser – Northwest Herald
- US Lawmaker Seeks to Partner with Russia to Clean Up Space – RIA Novosti
- NASA defends Space Launch System against charge it ‘is draining the lifeblood’ of space program – Huntsville Times
- Treatise: Abandoning OldSpace’s Conceit – Astrowright
In this video,
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy shows where water leaked, soaking spacewalker Luca Parmitano’s head, during his July 16th, 2013 EVA. The event frightened the astronauts and mission controllers. NASA is still investigating the exact cause.
I’d like to welcome Cymbol as a new advertiser at HobbySpace. Cymbol is
an iPad app providing fast, easy access to symbols, special characters, and scripts used in scholarly, business, and legal content, is now available from PhoneApp.com. Choose from special characters that are an adjunct available in addition to the iPad’s onscreen keyboard. The Cymbol app saves text sequences, provides Unicode conversion and much more.
With a primary slant toward snippet editing and management, Cymbol is useful for package design or label copy, also. Use Cymbol to compose a brief amount of text with those special symbols to identify a product, company, footnote or a branding message.
Here is a review: Welcome to Cymbol – idevicesworld.com
And in the video below, “Science Educator” Owen Flattery shows how Cymbol works: iPad – Solving the Sub and Super script number… – iPadAppDiscovery
Alan Parson dedicates a concert performance of Eye in the Sky to Luca Parmitano, the sixth Italian astronaut in space and first to go on a spacewalk: Alan Parson’s Project Dedicates Song to ISS Astronaut Parmitano – Universe Today
On Tuesday, 23 July, the Alan Parsons Live Project played at the Foro Italico in Rome. Alan dedicated his classic song Eye in the Sky to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and recorded a video message that was sent to International Space Station. Eye in the Sky is one of Luca’s favourite songs, and on viewing this message, Luca said, “Fantastico!”
Luca Parmitano is the sixth Italian astronaut in space, but he was the first to really go ‘into space’ and leave the the protective shell of his spacecraft, when he made two spacewalks a few weeks ago during his Volare mission.
Video copyright: ESA/Alan Parsons Music
Sirius/Eye in the Sky written by: A. Parsons/E. Woolfson
Music excerpts, courtesy Alan Parsons Music
Video produced by ESA/M. Civita