Time Magazine Best Inventions of 2007 recognized Dr. Dava Newman’s Bio-Suit project at MIT. The Bio-Suit is a formfitting spacesuit concept made of lightweight materials that will offer astronauts much greater mobility than the current EMU spacesuit. Cam Brensinger, president and founder of NEMO, played a significant role in the first several years of this project, while it was funded by the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts. Cam helped to generate many of the concepts behind the design. After starting NEMO in 2002, NEMO went on to create concept renderings and working prototypes for the project.
NEMO is sponsoring Expedition Leaders John Page and Don Enos in the fight against Spina Bifida. The foundation was started by John whose own daughter battles with SB. “After raising my daughter for almost 6 years I felt compelled to do something to raise awareness and help others.” NEMO is honored to sponsor this effort and happy to be a part of such a wonderful organization. Please check out their website www.climbing4spinabifida.org for more information and to find out ways you can get involved.
“Our mission is to climb the highest 67 Summits in New England over 4000 feet. We are doing this to raise awareness and raise funds for the S.B.A.A./Mass http://www.msbaweb.org/ which really helps a lot of people.”
NEMO is always looking for new and exciting ways to give back to the community and what better way then to support one of our very own alma maters? The MIT Outing Club received three brand new tents from NEMO including a Tenshi, a Moki and a Morpho AR. We’re extremely proud to have the club utilizing the tents and we hope that they get plenty of use and enjoy the adventures ahead.
“The MIT Outing Club (MITOC) is a group dedicated to the pursuit of outdoor recreation. The group is comprised of students, staff, alumni, and faculty from MIT, Wellesley, Lincoln and Draper Labs. The outing club provides a forum for members to meet one another and to pursue outdoor trips.”
How are you getting psyched for the upcoming ski season? If you’re like us and you can’t get enough of those adrenaline pumping, high-flying ski films then don’t miss the latest installment from KGB Productions – The Sublimation Experiment. NEMO’s extreme condition Tenshi’s and Moki’s are put to the test in this backcountry experience. This movie demonstrates the hardcore backcountry skiers and snowboarders pushing it to the limits in the various cliffs and couloirs of Idaho and Wyoming.
Check it out, it’s sure not to disappoint. www.kgb-productions.com
Aspen based ski mountaineer and NEMO Ambassador Mike Marolt is currently en route, if all goes as planned, to the summits of Cho Oyu and Everest. Once there the plan is to ski down, a feat he and his team have accomplished from 8,000 meters on Everest, but not the summit. He is using an assortment of Tenshis and Mokis on the expedition.
Rock and Ice magazine recently awarded Tenshi, our four season, all mountain assault tent, a Best In Gear award. Tenshi was the only tent to win a B.I.G. award, announced in March, and we’re extremely pleased. We’ve worked hard on this design for a number of years and it’s gratifying to receive the recognition.
The recent Backpacker Magazine 2007 Gear Guide named our Morpho AR™ the Coolest New Technology in tents. The review praised the tent’s remarkable strength, large interior and reliability. “There’s room for two 6-foot sleepers, and after 4 weeks of testing two different samples, we haven’t popped a tube.”
As a side note, we love sending demo tents to Backpacker. When we get the tents back it’s clear they’ve really been used. The Backpacker folks are hard on the gear they test and we appreciate it.
In January, Micheal and David Hanson are leading a team that is documenting the relationship between a two gold mine sites and the encompassing physical and social environments. NEMO is joining the Hansons on their journey, sponsoring the team with two tents as they collaborate with communities in the Andes Mountains of Chile and Argentina. The project is being coordinated with an educational photography workshop involving eleven middle school students in the Hansons’ hometown of Birgmingham, Alabama. Through the instruction of the Hansons, the students will be exposed to the fundamentals, applications and artistic power of photography.