Today’s Testo: Apollo 10, The Wright brothers and reclining chairs
No day is a new day, the past is just as important as the present and to grow, evolve and move forward we need to learn from what has come before. When we look back at significant events and occasions in the past we can see how things have moved forward and hopefully get a glimpse into where we will be going and what we will be seeing in times to come.
On this day in history (among other events including the Wright brothers submitting a patent application for their flying machine and Henry Kennedy being granted the first patent for a reclining chair) humanity was given the first opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of the moon from the Lunar Module of the Apollo 10 space mission. Two of the three astronauts on this mission set out in the lunar module (affectionately named ‘Snoopy’) to fly a recon and observation mission as a scouting exercise for the first moon landing which was due to take place later that summer.
Aside from this astonishing achievement, the men on the Apollo 10 mission set a record during their return home back to Earth for the ‘highest speed by a manned vehicle’ at 39,897 km/h (accordingly the 2002 Guinness book of world records). While many us believe that we would relish the opportunity to become an astronaut, head up into space and be given the chance to achieve the kind of things these men have, it would ultimately be a very stressful working environment.
With a Testo advanced workplace monitoring kit you can accurately measure all of the environmental factors that might cause stress or ill-health in the work place so that you can take action before they have any negative effects. With measurement parameters including lighting, humidity, temperature, sound levels and air quality, regardless of where you call your workplace you can be sure that conditions are ideal for you and your employees to work at their optimum.
For more information on the Testo range of workplace welfare kits and instruments, and how they can benefit your business head to the Testo website.
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