This shirt is so soft that NASA’s calling to commission it.
- Short-Sleeve Lightweight T-Shirt
- 65% Polyester / 35% Ring-Spun Cotton
- Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
- Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
- Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem
The NASA Pistol Grip Tool (PGT) is a cool-looking cordless power drill that astronauts use during their spacewalks. Its pistol-like grip can be handled by astronauts despite using thick gloves from their spacesuits. This tool also has a large screen that sets different settings such as torque, speed, and direction of the drill. Each PGT packs a lot of power with torque that ranges from less than 1 to 38 foot-pounds of force. It can also run between 5 and 60 rotations per minute.
Engineers at NASA create these special tools for astronauts since working in space is a totally different environment than here on Earth. Imagine having to drill a hole or to tighten a screw on zero-gravity? Another consideration is the weight and thickness of their spacesuits. There’s less mobility when they’re on them.
Ready to learn more about the Pistol Grip Tool? Let Retired NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld and EVA manager Russ Werneth explain it all for you.
Launched on: March 5, 2020