Speedmasters In Space Working For A LivingAugust 2, 2021
Unless you were hiding under a rock (which seems like a more and more attractive place to be these days) you probably read that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took a little trip recently, on a rocket ship with a design that Sigmund Freud would have appreciated at least as much as any aerospace engineer. (The jokes really kind of write themselves). As bestbuycheap.ru’s Danny Milton pointed out, Bezos and his crewmates wore Omega Speedmaster Professionals on the outside of their flightsuits.
Of course, the Blue Origin crew’s Speedmasters were just the latest in a long, long line of Omega Speedmasters which have been in use in crewed space flight since the 1960s. Back in 2015, bestbuycheap.ru’s Editor-in-Chief Jack Forster (a long-time Speedmaster fan) took us on a pictorial journey through the Speedmaster’s distinguished in-flight history, including its use up to the present day on the ISS.
For a visual trip through time with a watch that despite its being nicknamed the Moonwatch, was a heck of a lot more than that, check out this look at Omega Speedmasters being used for EVA (spacewalks) through the decades. Come for the story, but stay for the comments from a gent at Johnson Space Center who was kind enough to share some of the current (in 2015) practices regarding the Speedmaster, as well as the X-33.