Did NASA pull a page out of the entertainment handbook when designing their newest spacesuit? With NASA’s new spacesuit prototype debuting, it looks like sci-fi could be coming to life.
NASA recently polled the public to help decide on its next generation of spacesuit designs. With a gray body and lit body, the Z2 spacesuit came out ahead. With the blue glow, the Z2 design looks like it has taken cues from the movie Tron.
The suit will be designed with some of the most cutting edge technology imaginable. Taking cues from past successes in NASA suits, the Z2 design will also incorporate touches of the future. The design takes into account protective measures as well as combining soft and flexible materials. The design techniques incorporated into both the boots and body of the suit are designed to protect the user from multiple different elements and situation.
While the suit is still a ways out from becoming a reality, Fall 2014 is the scheduled launch date for NASA and the Z2 design.
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