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You can call me TC (But now there's someone who'll be calling me Granny) Posted 3 Days Ago
>>"Astronaut helmets have a patch of Velcro inside of them
so astronauts have a way to scratch their noses." <<
I don't have an awful lot of knowledge about how those things are constructed, or how much room for movement there is inside, but surely such a scratching pad would have to be sort of in the middle of the visor? Maybe a little further down... And what if their ears itch?
Baron Grim Posted 3 Days Ago
I have no special knowledge about the helmets, but I agree with TC. I do know that it's a common misconception that Velcro was a NASA invention. It was invented in 1948 by a Swiss engineer. George de Mistral, after he he studied the burrs he picked up on a hunting trip.
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