Building a pressure suit provides valuable lessons in engineering

03/14/2013 |

When Kristian von Bengtson, a former NASA contractor, set about building his own pressure suit, he made it a learning process. And what he learned, Bengtson writes, is a fundamental lesson of engineering: "that if you want to build a complex thing, you have to understand that it is a system, an assemblage of items that are meant to work together."

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