September 24, 2008

The Making of the Biosuit

In this NASA video segment an expert at MIT describes and models a biosuit, a futuristic spacesuit designed for astronauts who will one day travel to Mars. The biosuit will be very different from the spacesuits currently used for space travel. It is designed to be form-fitting and lightweight, enabling astronauts to kneel, climb, and maneuver more efficiently. This design can also benefit people on Earth.

credit: NASA

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