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Maine maker wins NASA’s glove challenge


This is rad, a fellow made a glove from things found at Home Depot/eBay and won the NASA glove design challenge

Coming up with a glove to be worn in the void of space is not a typical design challenge, but an engineer from Maine has impressed NASA with a design he came up with at his kitchen table. Peter Homer, 45, won $200,000 in NASA’s “Astronaut Glove Challenge” at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks this week. “I was a little surprised, but I’m definitely very happy about it,” he said Friday.

Homer, of Southwest Harbor, Maine, said he’ll use the money “to buy food and pay the mortgage.”

His design beat out two other submitted by an international team of engineers and a costume designer from Brooklyn who worked with Victoria Secret models.

Homer said he bought materials from Home Depot and eBay. He used fabric, metal, aluminum and, for the gloves’ inner liner, latex kitchen gloves.

Maine Man Wins NASA’s Glove Challenge – Link.

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