On this final segment of NOVA scienceNOW’s chat with awesome MIT engineer Dava Newman, she’s asked to pick between Star Wars and 2001, talks about what foods to eat while sailing around the world (that is, when food isn’t being used to steer the boat), and shares the highest complement she’s received for her form-fitting next generation space suit. Nope, it’s not about how much it makes astronauts look like Spider Man.
Ten Questions for Space Suit Designer Dava Newman Motherboard.TV
What Mars Looks Like on Earth Motherboard.TV
Like an astronaut of fake space, Vincent Fournier has spent the past decade and a half traveling the globe, documenting some of the government-run environments where space explorers train, and the lonesome, white-suited explorers themselves. The results — from the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre, the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, the Atacama Desert Observatories in Chile, and elsewhere — look less like massive science experiments on Earth than the landscapes of a futuristic sci-fi flick.