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Published:July 23rd, 2008 16:32 EST
NASA Used Cadavers To Test Space Suits

NASA Used Cadavers To Test Space Suits

By Robert Paul Reyes

"An Ohio State University Medical Center project contracted by NASA used cadavers to create technology for the Orion shuttle, space agency officials say.

Dustin Gohmert, who designs seats for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said three human bodies were used to develop special suits and landing systems for the NASA spacecraft, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday."

Space Suits

Quotation from UPI

The first sentence of the UPI article makes it sound like dead people designed the technology for the Orion shuttle. A bunch of stiffs could probably design a better model than the dangerously outdated shuttle crafts currently being used by NASA.

There are benefits to using corpses, they are willing to work for less than the minimum wage, and they won`t sue if they are injured on the job.

"`The testing with postmortem human subjects and mannequins is helping NASA to better define the human injury potential for the landing (forces) that we anticipate with Orion,` Gohmert said of last year`s testing at the Ohio site."

Quotation from UPI

Only a NASA bureaucrat would refer to a stinking cadaver as a "postmortem human subject". If a disaster kills a shuttle astronaut will NASA issue a press release that reads: We regret to inform you that there was a minor explosion onboard the Discovery Space Shuttle. Five of the astronauts survived the explosion without any injuries, however the accident did result in one postmortem human subject.