Astronaut Glove Competition rewards low-cost cleverness



Peter Homer won $200,000 in the Astronaut Glove Competition, despite knowing nothing about glove-making at the start of the two-day competition. NASA wanted a glove that was lighter-weight, stronger and more durable than the one in current use, as well as more affordable. The glove had to meet stringent requirements on manual dexterity, force required to operate, and a burst check to see how much pressure it could hold up to. Homer’s design, made of locally sourced materials, easily beat the other two contenders. [GT]

Winning Space Glove Design Named

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