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Space Inventions

  • Space suit

    Space suit
    The space suit is one of the most well-known space inventions. The first one was created in 1932. After the Apollo 1 fire, the inventers decided that they wanted to change this to a flame-resistant model. Then in 1962 they came out with a fiber called Beta Silica fiber which was what the new suit was made out of. The space suit is used to keep the air pressure under control and give the astronaut oxygen.
  • Sputnik- 1

    Sputnik- 1
    Sputnik-1 was the first artificial satellite to orbit earth. It was connected together using 36 bolts. Sputnik-1 changed face of education forever. When the soviets launched it to collect atmospheric data in 1957 it made the western think twice about their education system. It was the lead cause to the space race.
  • Lunar Buggy

    Lunar Buggy
    The Lunar Buggy is 10 feet long and 6 feet wide. It weighs about 462 pounds on earth, but because of the weight difference, it only weights about 77 pounds on the moon. Only 2 people can ride on this contraption and it only goes around 7 miles per hour at the maximum. This invention was created by Eduardo San Juan.
  • Space Shuttle

    Space Shuttle
    The space shuttle is by far the most advanced space travel vehicle yet. Without it we couldn’t have the canadarm, dextre or many of our space missions. Columbia was the first of many shuttles which changed the face of space exploration.
  • Canadarm

    The first time the Canadarm was used was Nov. 13th. It is remote controlled from the shuttle. It can reach out, bring back payloads and anchor astronauts to the craft. The arm is modeled after the human arm and has 6 joints, a shoulder, elbow and wrist. It is 15 metres long, (with all the attachments and weighs about 450 kg. Altogether it can lift over 30 000 kg.
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Hubble Space Telescope
    The Hubble Space Telescope was first created in 1929 by Edwin P. Hubble. Now that we have this telescope installed in space, pictures of space are clearer than ever, and it can capture images from the furthest edges of the universe.
  • International Space Station

    International Space Station
    The International space Station or ISS is one of the most amazing inventions created by mankind. It circles the globe 16 times per day and moves about 28 000 km per hour. Its altitude is about 370 km from the earth and once it was completed, it is as long at a Canadian football field.
  • Dextre

    Dextre is actually a nickname. His full name is Special Purpose dexterous Manipulator. Dextre is a robot used in space to fix and build things outside of the space shuttle. It took almost 10 years to make and build him and cost $210 million dollars.