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5/19/2014 (1 year ago)

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Three design models of new spacesuit described as 'futuristically ridiculous'

NASA has announced the design for their new Z-2 spacesuit. With almost 150,000 votes, over 63% of the 233,431 total, the version called  "Technology" will be incorporated into the final version of the Z-2 spacesuit. It will got to test trials in November. It has a rather unconventional look for a spacesuit - cartoonish, and described by some as futuristically ridiculous."

The new spacesuits are a direct improvement to the current prototype Z-1, which had a soft upper torso. The Z-2 is made of state-of-the-art hard composite, perfect for cage fighting on Mars.

The new spacesuits are a direct improvement to the current prototype Z-1, which had a soft upper torso. The Z-2 is made of state-of-the-art hard composite, perfect for cage fighting on Mars.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/19/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Technology

Keywords: Spacesuit, NASA< public vote


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Apollo 11's original A7L spacesuit was a technological achievement for its time. Four missions later, when Apollo 15, astronauts began wearing the A7LB. This version of the spacesuit provided more waist mobility for sitting in the rovers.

With nearly 150,000 votes, "Technology" is the people

With nearly 150,000 votes, "Technology" is the people's choice for NASA's new Z-2 spacesuit. Here are all the nominated designs.


Spacesuits have continued to change and advance. NASA has continued to develop a whole new spacesuit. The public was asked its opinion on the suit's final appearance.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

Participants chose between three design models. After voting, the result was the A7L spacesuit. Unfortunately,

Option one is called "Biomimicry." It

Option one is called "Biomimicry." It's great for making bold declarations.


The new spacesuits are a direct improvement to the current prototype Z-1, which had a soft upper torso. The Z-2 is made of state-of-the-art hard composite, perfect for cage fighting on Mars.

The Z-2 is also the first spacesuit to use 3-D laser scanning and 3-D printing.
Of the three versions, the first option, "Biomimicry," was inspired by the oceans of Earth and mimics some of the bioluminescent qualities of fish and reptiles. Its signature feature is electroluminescent wire that stretches across the upper torso and becomes visible in low light.

"Biomimicry" is also perfect for window shopping.

"Biomimicry" is also perfect for window shopping.


The second design was called "Technology" and uses Luminex wire and light-emitting patches that can help crew members easily identify each other on spacewalks.

The second design is called "Technology." I like it because the lights look as though they want to g

The second design is called "Technology." I like it because the lights look as though they want to give you a hug. And I could use a hug. Things are weird at home.


NASA expects to have the suit completed by November and will immediately begin testing with it at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

"Fish out of water!" Just because you are wearing the "Technology" spacesuit doesn

"Fish out of water!" Just because you are wearing the "Technology" spacesuit doesn't mean you can cheat at Marco Polo.


These tests will take place in vacuum chambers, a neutral buoyancy lab and a simulated Mars environment.

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