NASA reveals news spacesuits.
NASA has revealed the designs for their new space suit.
The new Z-1 Prototype Spacesuit and Portable Life Support System from NASA looks reminiscent of the Buzz Lightyear character’s outfit from the Disney movie Toy Story, but it comes with many advantages over the previous designs.
One of the many advantages is the rear entry capability, which allows the user to put on the suit and close it from the back rather than having to put on the top and bottom separately and attach them.
The suits have an increased field of vision thanks to an improved helmet design and flexible joints built into the suit allow for better movement capabilities.
The suit is also lighter and more efficient at retaining air and protecting the astronauts from the hostile environment of space.
This is the first improvement on the spacesuit design since 1992, and it comes on the heels of NASA’s other plans including sending astronauts to land on asteroids for longer periods, and another moon mission, along with all of the hoopla surrounding the latest Mars rover and potentially sending humans to live on Mars.
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