Crew sends spacesuit into orbit

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The transmitter will send recorded messages in six languages to amateur radio operators for several days and eventually re-enter Earth’s atmosphere and burn up, NASA officials said. TAKE A LOOK On a NASA Web site, students and others can track the spacesuit’s location. The suit is expected to pass once or twice a day in the U.S., between midnight and 4 a.m., according to NASA. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – How do you get rid of clothes in space? Throw them into orbit. Astronauts on the International Space Station stuffed an old spacesuit with clothes and a radio transmitter before tossing the entire suit out the door Friday, gloves, helmet and all. The spacesuit floated past the Russian section of the space station, 220 miles above Earth, before rotating away feet first and beginning its orbit around the globe. “Goodbye, Mr. Smith,” Russian flight engineer Valery Tokarev said, giving the figure a nickname as he and U.S. commander Bill McArthur began a six-hour spacewalk to perform maintenance and photography tasks. last_img

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