Scenes from Space #23

Don't worry - HAL didn't try to cut him loose. What you are seeing was a novel satellite idea. This unneeded Russian Orlan spacesuit was pushed out of the International Space Station earlier this month. Dubbed Suitsat-1, it was filled mostly with old clothes, and a radio transmitter. Suitsat-1 will orbit the Earth once every 90 minutes until it burns up in the Earth's atmosphere - which should happen within a few weeks.

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