The X1 is worn over the legs and runs up the back and around the shoulders. It has multiple joints with 10° of freedom including for motorized joints at the hips and knees and six passive joints allowing for sidestepping, turning, and pointing. The exoskeleton could be used for resistance exercising when in space and can also be used to help paraplegics on earth walk again.
Exactly 45 years ago today, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to set foot on the moon. And right now, NASA is replaying the full TV broadcast from that fateful day in real-time. Check it out—it's just as exhilarating today as it must have been ... Source: GizmodoFull article at: Gizmodo1 day ago, 11:01pm CDT
Christa McAuliffe, a social studies teacher in Concord, New Hampshire, was chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as the first lay passenger to rocket into space. ... Source: Tulsa World
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International Space Station astronauts Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman wish a happy 93rd birthday to original Mercury astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn.
Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth in 1962, and returned to space on the shuttle Discovery in 1998.
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“Geologists have a saying: rocks remember.” -Neil Armstrong
45 years ago, the Apollo 11 mission was on its way away from planet Earth and headed towards the Moon, where the first human beings would set foot on the surface just a few days later.
Image credit: NASA / Apollo 11, photo by Neil Armstrong.
Back in 2012, the very first man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong, left this world for good. But the impact he had, and what he left behind, are worth remembering, even for thos ... Source: ScienceBlogs
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And NASA kept evidence to itself for over a month Picture NASA's Curiosity rover has stumbled across a massive iron meteorite half buried in the sands of Mars – an object the US space agency has dubbed Leba ... Source: The Register
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David Ortiz Moves Up to 36th All-Time in Home Runs
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz homered twice in his team's 14-1 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays on July 21 to move up to 36th all-time in home runs, surpassing Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski.