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August 4, 2009

Comfortable?

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1249421441 ) Play

Though these might look like star wars memorabilia of some sort, they’re actually real. What are the objects in the pic?

Cracked by shenoyvarun86 , shrik , Debasish , Logik , Mo , Raghuvansh and ali.

Answer:

Quoting Debasish (Sorry ’bout pre-empting ya mate :-) ) :
“Seats for NASA Astronauts in the shape of their butts: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/astronautbutts/ ”

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/astronautbutts/ http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/astronautbutts/

10 Responses to “Comfortable?”

  1. From the NASA WEBSITE—>NASA Langley Research Center
    Molded astronaut couches line the Langley model shop wall. The names of the test subjects, all Langley employees, are written on the backs


  2. shrik
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    Moulded couches for astronauts in NASA’s Langley Research Centre, for the Mercury programme.

    Butts immortalized :p


  3. Seats for NASA Astronauts in the shape of their butts
    http://www.wired.com/wiredscie.....nautbutts/

    You guys keep posting questions I\’m about to post on the NSIT QC Blog :(


  4. Logik
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    Moulds for personalized couches for astronauts. Project mercury fundae.


  5. Mo

    seven Mercury spacecraft couches lined up with the backs of the body-molded couches facing the camera


  6. crash test dummies?


  7. Raghuvansh
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    Individually moulded couches for simulators for the Mercury space program.


  8. ali

    Molded astronaut couches – part of NASA’s Project Mercury training for the astronauts.


  9. Dibyo
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    tanning boxes? beach chairs?


  10. Ananth
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    Crash test dummy moulds?
    Or.. aircraft ejection seats…

    I think both are wrong :D


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