Evaluating the Advanced Crew Escape Suit
June 12th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Evaluating the Advanced Crew Escape Suit

"NASA astronaut Rex Walheim participated in an evaluation of the Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES) in the Active Response Gravity Offload System, or ARGOS, at the Johnson Space Center on Tuesday, June, 5, 2012. The modified ACES suit is fully integrated with Orion life support systems and will be used by crews for ascent and entry, as well as light extra vehicular activities, commonly referred to as spacewalks. The ARGOS system allows an astronaut to be suspended and have full freedom of motion, simulating a microgravity environment. During this test, Walheim evaluated the amount of dexterity the suit would provide for various tasks including translating across handrails, working with tools and entering a spacecraft hatch."

Source: NASA

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Star brightness, put to music
This is the area of the sky where the Kepler telescope is focused.
June 12th, 2012
11:05 AM ET

Star brightness, put to music

Do you hear the stars? Listen here.

At the Georgia Tech Sonification Lab, scientists have turned all sorts of data sets into music, including stock market prices and election results. Now, they've turned to data from distant stars.

The band Echo Movement wanted the researchers to turn data from stars into music for their upcoming album.

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