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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Spacesuit of the future

When you think about spacesuits, the first image that comes to mind are those overly stuffed white suits with large helmets that makes astronauts look like that Marshmallow guy from Ghostbusters. I bet a skintight suit is the farthest image from your mind, but researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is hoping to change spacesuits forever.

MIT's BioSuit hopes to depart from the traditional spacesuit by using nylon and spandex to create a skintight spacesuit to keep astronauts pressurized in space. This suit allows astronaut more mobility when exploring the moon and soon, hopefully, Mars.

MIT researchers hopes that the BioSuit will be ready just in time for the first Mars exploration, maybe in ten years time.

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