- International orange
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International orange is a color used to set things apart from their surroundings, similar to
safety orange, but deeper and with a more reddish hue. The color is related to scarlet.
International orange in human culture
* In the
aerospace industry, international orange is commonly used to indicate test parts, wiring and equipment. Astronautics
Advanced Crew Escape Suits, pressure suits worn by NASAastronauts on the Space Shuttle, also use this color, as opposed to the lighter shade of safety orangeused by the United States Air Force's high-altitude suits. This is also planned for the new Constellaton Space Suitsystems that astronauts will wear after 2010. Engineering
Golden Gate Bridgeis painted international orange. The international orange paint used on the Golden Gate Bridge is specially formulated to protect the bridge from the danger of rust from the moisture of the frequent fogthat rolls in from the Pacific Oceanthrough the Golden Gateto San Francisco Bay.
* In accordance with
air safetyregulations, the Tokyo Toweris painted in white and international orange.Yacht Racing
*International Orange is also utilized in the
United States Coast Guard's racing stripe.
Schneider Nationalpaints their trucks "International Safety orange".
World Football Leagueutilized "international orange" (instead of the traditional white) for the stripes on their footballs. The league also painted a short "international orange" mark on the field at the two-yard line.
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*http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/FEDMIL/ttp59e.pdf - the 12-page 1975 GSA-approved specifications for International Orange paint, including other "formulas"
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