Spacecraft Debris and Martian Space Suits

Fishermen in Brazil have discovered part of an Ariane rocket. It is not really in itself remarkable – rocket launches are fairly routine these days. However, I found that the photos in the article gave a great sense of scale of the rocket, and they really match pretty well with what I would imagine the wreckage of a downed tramp freighter to look like.

In unrelated news, NASA has showcased the design for the Z-2 spacesuit, which is intended for a possible Mars mission. So now we know what a TL8 spacesuit looks like.  Do note that these concepts do not include a portable life support system.


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