SuitSat-1: A Spacesuit Floats Free

Who dunnit? Like a scene from a space mystery movie, a spacesuit floated
away from the International Space Station earlier this month, but no
investigation was needed. It was pushed out by the space station crew.
Dubbed Suitsat-1, the unneeded Russian Orlan spacesuit filled mostly
with old clothes was fitted with a faint radio transmitter and released
to orbit the Earth. Suitsat-1 will orbit once every 90 minutes until it
burns up in the Earth's atmosphere within a few weeks. The suit circled the
Earth twice before its radio signal became unexpectedly weak. Pictured above,
the lifeless spacesuit was photographed as it drifted away from the Earth-orbiting
space station earlier this month.