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Thomas Perry
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Attended University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lives in Pepperell, MA 01463
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What awful camera work.  Guy must have been drunk or not looking through the eyepiece.
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We're very lucky to have this video, regardless of the quality of camera work!
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Interesting.  Rather than being pressurized, the space suit it acts like a corset to keep you pressurized...
Pretty awesome it has other uses as well....
There are lots of ways that space exploration benefits humanity. One example that I learned about this morning is Dava Newman's newest spacesuit.

For more than a decade Newman, a MIT aerospace engineering professor, has been working on developing an improved spacesuit. Her Spiderman-like "BioSuit" has greater mobility and is safer for astronauts to use because it can be repaired if punctured.

Even cooler, research indicates that the suits may help improve mobility for people that suffer from cerebral palsy.

If you support improving people's lives through space exploration, make a donation to SpaceUnited today at

For more on Dava Newman's spacesuit, check out this article:

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Sanity : "No i don't..."
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Grinning like a Cheshire cat.
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Awful camera work on this video.  The camera is rarely looking at the label of the item the tech is talking about.
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The Dagger!! Legarrette Blount!! 
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What is it about really bad movies? I'm watching "The Bleeding" right now on SyFy... What an awful, awful movie,
... and yet, I am somehow compelled to continue watching it. What the heck is up with that??! 
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Because they are like slo mo car wrecks!
We watch through our hands on our face, but cannot turn away! LOL
Hey, watch Pootie Tang!
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I did a lot of the structural analysis and testing on the telescope portion of the IRIS satellite, including the vibration testing of the mirrors. :)
The region located between the surface of the sun and its atmosphere has been revealed as a more violent place than previously understood, according to images and data from NASA's newest solar observatory, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS. The fine detail in images of prominences in the sun's atmosphere from IRIS – such as the red swirls shown in this image – are challenging the way scientists understand such events.

Solar observatories look at the sun in layers. By capturing light emitted by atoms of different temperatures, they can focus in on different heights above the sun's surface extending well out into the solar atmosphere, the corona. On June 27, 2013, IRIS, was launched, to study what's known as the interface region – a layer between the sun's surface and corona that previously was not well observed.

Over its first six months, IRIS has thrilled scientists with detailed images of the interface region, finding even more turbulence and complexity than expected. IRIS scientists presented the mission's early observations at a press conference at the Fall American Geophysical Union meeting on Dec. 9, 2013.


#nasa #space #sun #iris #agu13 #agu #solarsystem #atoms #solar #imaging #observatory
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Senior Mechanical Engineer designing the rack structure for a warehouse robotics system.
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    Mechanical Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Performance Engineering
    Consultant, 2007 - present
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    Owner, 2004 - present
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
    Structural Analyst, 2010 - 2012
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Pepperell, MA 01463
Bedford, MA 01730 - Littleton, MA 01460 - Marblehead, MA
Wish I was flying right now!
"Once you have tasted the sky, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned there, and there you will always long to return." - ?
I try to take one day at a time...
but sometimes several days attack me at once.

"Castles made of sand - fall into the sea - eventually"
- Jimmy Hendrix

"Ooh, look, free soup!"

"The next time you stab me in the back, have the guts to do it to my face." - Captain Malcolm Reynolds

"A government is a group of people, usually, notably, ungoverned" - Shepard Book

"Ok, I'm lost... I'm angry... And I'm armed. So if you to have something you need to work out.... :-\ " - Captain Malcolm Reynolds

"You and lipstick are a dangerous combination if I recall..." - Captain Malcolm "Tightpants" Reynolds
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    MS Mechanical Engineering, MS, 89 - 92
  • University of Lowell
    Mechanical Engineering, BS, 86 - 89
  • Lafayette College
    Mechanical Engineering, 82 - 84
  • Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
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I've shopped many grocery stores across the country and locally. I ALWAYS walk out of any Market Basket store with more money in my pocket than when I shop anywhere else. The quality of fresh vegetables and fruit is as good as anywhere, and the quality of their bakery products is excellent compared to all the other chain groceries I have shopped. As far as the other goods, there the same as most other chains. I'm assuming the other reviewer here has some other issue with the chain....
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