Other than the fact that the Firmamentum website is literally something out of 1998, like Xanga… but worse, I find it rather humorous that NASA has chosen to name this newfangled device the Firmamentum.
But, aside from the other fact that this new overpriced autoclave that NASA is having made, I want to point out something else. I freaking love the name of the company they are hiring to make this thing. Tethers Unlimited apparently has a few contracts with NASA according to their website.
If you don’t already understand the irony in both the company name and the product name, then please… let me spell it out for you. They aren’t being suspended by gravity in the vacuum of space. No, they are being tethered. HHhhaaaahhahahaha…
The international space station is being “tethered” (or hung by a rope or wire) from the firmament.
Pslams 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
And lastly, if you are a NASA fan and don’t know who Wernher Von Braun is, then I think it’s about time you just go ahead and throw that pop culture NASA shirt in the trash.
Space is fake.