Monday, February 23, 2009

Moon Boot

The March 2009 issue of Reader's Digest has a fascinating picture of the new lunar footwear, as part of a larger article, "Four Ways Of Looking At A Shoe."

NASA Lunar Boot
Isn't that a great angle? No one thinks to photograph boots this way, but for space-wear, it's interesting to see the top seal and inner materials! These are being tested at the Meteor Crater in Arizona, as was Apollo equipment. Déjà vuuuu...

Of course, since few have $30,000 lying around to spend on urethane-lined boots intended to withstand 350-degree heat, most of us Earthlings will have to settle for the commercial version.