DigitalSpace's simulation design is based on the underlying architecture of NASA's Constellation exploration crew vehicle. Pictured here is a simulation of "extra-vehicular activity," or what's more simply known as a space walk.
In the simulation, astronauts come out of a hatch on the right-hand side of the spacecraft and hold onto rope tethers on the craft so they don't float down to the surface (or, if the asteroid is small in mass, out into space), according to Bruce Damer, president and CEO of DigitalSpace. "There's such little force of gravity that it's like if a lightweight piece of tissue paper were to float to the ground," he said.
July 30, 2007 3:58 AM PDT
Photo by: DigitalSpace
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