A full-scale Orion model recently [May 2009] underwent testing at the Johnson Space Center in an anechoic chamber. Orion’s antennas were tested in the chamber, which absorbs all sound waves and other electromagnetic energy.
These tests were performed to more closely mimic the environment of space. NASA conducted similar tests the Apollo and shuttle programs in this and other facilities.
Daft Punk! #lego #daftpunk
By Dean Bradshaw, gorgeously filmed and an insightful look into the work of hatter Nick Fouqet, who works making specially crafted hats from beaver fur felts. This is another in a current trend of talented film makers artfully documenting the skills of traditional crafts people that would normally struggle to reach a wide audience with their work.