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Improved Astronaut Gloves Sought

By Keith Cowing
April 27, 2007

NASA’s Centennial Challenge for Improved Astronaut Gloves Set

“NASA is offering a total of $200,000 for the team that can design and manufacture the best astronaut glove that exceeds minimum requirements. An additional $50,000 goes to the team that best demonstrates Mechanical Counter Pressure gloves.”

NASA Astronaut Tore Spacesuit During Mission, KUTV

“Bob Curbeam was part of the Space Shuttle Discovery crew that flew to the space station in December. According to NASA, during one of the spacewalks, he accidentally tore his glove while doing some hand-intensive activities outside of the space station.”

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