When the space shuttle Atlantis launched into space twelve days ago for what is its final mission, the crew onboard was wearing a very special accessory that enabled them to see without boundaries.
Titan Minimal Art by Silhouette made its 35th trip into space for an event steeped in history, providing astronauts with perfect nearly weightless vision: At only 1.8 grams, it’s the lightest eyewear in space. For more than ten years, Titan Minimal Art, from the Austrian eyewear manufacturer Silhouette, has been worn by NASA astronauts, accompanying them on their missions to in space.
The experienced four-person Atlantis crew, led by Commander Chris Ferguson, delivered supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station. While this may be the last space shuttle flight, it is not the end of Silhouette’s time in space. As the Space Tourism industry heats up, Silhouette is planning to outfit space tourists with the nearly weightless eyewear.
For more information and images from Atlantis Shuttle Mission 135 please go to Spaceflight1.nasa.gov