Webisode: Tools of the Trade [Hubble 3D]


May 21, 2010
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If you thought Batman had a cool utility belt, check out the equipment belts that astronauts have to take on their space walks. The tools that astronauts like Mike Massimino take into space with them include trash bags, a hammer and wirecutters, all roped to the space suit so they don’t fly away.

Learn about the “tools of the trade” in today’s webisode.

Check out Hubble 3D in the Wortham IMAX Theatre. This stunning 3D film reveals the cosmos as never before, allowing viewers of all ages to explore the grandeur of the nebulae and galaxies, the birth and death of stars, and some of the greatest mysteries of our celestial surroundings. If you come on Tuesday after 2 p.m., tickets are just $6!

Did you miss the first five webisodes?
NASA takes us on a tour of the flight simulator.
Astronaut Mike Massimino (he’s on Twitter!) takes us on a tour of the spaceship and explains how they train for missions.
Mike explains how difficult it is to get into space suits.
See the largest swimming pool in the world and how the astronauts use it to train for space walks.
Learn about the first mission to repair the Hubble Telescope.

Steven
Authored By Steven Cowan

Steven never dreamed his first job out of college would be in public relations, and on top of that working for one of the top museums in the country. After all, he majored in History at Vassar College. Within three months of graduation, he landed a spot in the PR department and has not looked back since. He is fast becoming a communications fanatic, spending a tremendous amount of his time promoting the museum and all it has to offer.

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