fubar_boy: Velcro was also used in the first artificial heart surgeries, to hold the ventricles together.
ta394283509: reading this my cheek instantly got itchy and i imagined not being able to scratch it with my Velcro patch because only my nose reaches
Shnoochieboochies: I do wonder how many engineers, mechanical parts, types of fabric and glass, how much design, R&D, prototypes and funding it took to create the spacesuit we see today, only for a cocky astronaut to point out a 50¢ part makes all the difference.
ladyoffate13: What happens if you sneeze in space? Does the pressure blow up your sinuses?
jaxative: Millions of dollars to invent Velcro and the Soviets just used a piece of sandpaper.
P.S. this comment is not intended for serious consideration.
GetGhettoBlasted: Necessity is the mother of invention
Rhoneficshe: Umm, I think it’s called hook and loop dude.
garysai: Years ago when I had to dress out to go in contaminated areas in a nuclear plant, I’d put on two sets of rubber gloves so I could pull the outer dirty one off when I just couldn’t take that itchy nose any longer.
tgw1986: I ALWAYS WONDERED THIS
chasebrendon: Wouldn’t want Velcro anywhere near my helmet!
BillTheKill: You just made everyone who read this scratch their nose.
thesquidsquidly: The thought of only a space suit and helmet between me and the vastness/vacuum of space would be crippling and terrifying.
nemorina: Just don’t sneeze. Ewwww
WTF_no_username_free: [Don’t Say Velcro]
Yorkeworshipper: I once had an itchy nose during a bench press. Reflexively scratched my nose on my shoulder, never again. I can now handle 1-2 minutes of itchy noise.
boblechock: Wow their dicks must be huge to reach from down there!
thatguywiththemousta: > Astronauts attach pieces of ~~Velcro~~ Hook and Loop into their helmets to scratch their noses during space walks.
[Velcro is a brand](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRi8LptvFZY). They get very annoyed when you refer to this single product as their company name.