Source: distant-travellerCool shit.
NASA’s first new spacesuit in 20 years is its own airlockThe current U.S. space suit used by NASA is a dinosaur. Designed in 1992, it was only ever intended to be used by crews aboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). That may have been good enough in the days of 14 kps modems, but with eyes turning increasingly toward missions to the Moon, Mars and the asteroids, space explorers need something better. That’s why NASA is designing its first new suit in twenty years. Developed by NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES), the Z-1 prototype space suit currently undergoing vacuum testing at the Johnson Space Center is a wearable laboratory of new technology. And it’s a hatchback.Image credit: Gizmag
What took so long?
BUZZ LIGHTYEAR OF STAR COMMAND
THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS
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