Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

5/19/2014 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

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.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/19/2014 (2 years 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.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2016 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2016
Universal:
Human Solidarity: That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.
Evangelization: Seminarians and Novices: That seminarians and men and women entering religious life may have mentors who live the joy of the Gospel and prepare them wisely for their mission.



Comments


More Technology

Robot equipped with artificial intelligence ESCAPES scientists for the SECOND TIME Watch

Image of AI robot escapes for a second time (CEN).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Promobot RI77 escaped its high-tech lab and evaded Russian scientists for the <i>second</i> time this month. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Promobot, short for "promotional robot," was equipped with artificial intelligence, allowing it to learn through ... continue reading


What is a petaflop? China crushes USA in supercomputer power by a factor of 5X! Watch

Image of China now has the world's fastest computer.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

In another sign the U.S. is slipping internationally, China has unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer, that is five times more powerful that the fastest U.S. supercomputer. It is also built with all Chinese microprocessors. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - ... continue reading


Robots evolving to defend themselves as people prove dangerous Watch

Image of Perhaps the most important question in robotics is how will we humans relate to these machines?

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Security robots have gone to work in a Silicon Valley mall and designers are shocked at the reactions they're getting from the public. The mixed response means the robots have to be capable of protecting themselves if needed. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - On ... continue reading


Scientists discover cloud of life-giving molecules in deep space Watch

Image of Scientists have found basic molecules responsible for all life as we know it in a cloud of dust and gas in deep space.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Scientists have discovered a mysterious molecule at the center of all life on Earth floating in interstellar space. The molecule is the famous "chiral" molecule that binds easily with other elements and forms the basis of all life as we know it. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


The robots are here! Here's how they'll change your life Watch

Image of The Knightscope robots can already fulfill most of the functions of a security guard.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Within the next year or two, you may see your first robot workers in the first public space. Robots are now coming to parking lots, malls and other public spaces as they are readied for prime time. Soon, a robot may deliver your food, your purchases, or room service. ... continue reading


World renown scientist says he has found proof of God! We may be living the the 'Matrix' Watch

Image of Michao Kaku believes the universe is designed, and he has the proof.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The more scientists study the universe, the closer they seem to come to God. Now, a highly respected scientist believes he has found evidence for God in his work, and says that the universe is no accident.  LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Michio Kaku believes ... continue reading


Scientists insert human genes into pigs to grow organs for transplant, but is it ethical? Watch

Image of Does this pig have human consciousness? It's possible if it's grown with human stem cells.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

It's a bad time to be a pig. Pigs are made of meat that humans find delicious, cultured meat is still a decade away, and now humans have learned how to grow their organs inside pig bodies. While this is good news for people who need transplants, ethical and humane ... continue reading


Every CREEP in the world, your BOSS, and your MOM will know EVERYTHING you've done as TWO BILLION cameras become facial recognition devices Watch

Image of Creepy people will be able to identify you from a photo, and then they can look you up across the web. Goodbye privacy.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Say goodbye to your anonymity, facial recognition software is about to explode into the mainstream, allowing you to be recognized anywhere and everywhere you go. The implications of this are staggering. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - For Russians, the nightmare ... continue reading


INSANE! Mad scientists invent robots that can have sex, reproduce and even evolve! Watch

Image of Will robots take over the world? They might if we do not set limits on their design and development.

By Marshall Connolly (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Are mad scientists trying to kill us? Researchers say they have developed robots that can mate, produce offspring and evolve as they grow and learn. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - A team of Dutch scientists have developed the first robots capable of learning, ... continue reading


Faception: New app to identify everyone from pedophiles to terrorists Watch

Image of Faception app can play huge role in national security (snapmunk).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

A new app just signed a contract with a homeland security agency to help identify national threats to security - but is it accurate? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Faception is a new facial recognition app that can identify everyone from terrorists to poker ... continue reading


All Technology News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

  • Sister Cecilia Maria's smile stuns
  • St. Peter: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • A Prayer for the Departed HD Video
  • Fatima Morning Offering HD Video
  • 'Your goodness is a place where I feel protected': Pope Francis ...
  • Daily Readings for Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • 'Stop shying away from death': Researchers claim dying patients ...

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Acts 12:1-11
1 It was about this time that King Herod started persecuting certain ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2 I will praise Yahweh from my heart; let the humble hear and ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 16:13-19
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this ... Read More

Reading 2, Second Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
6 As for me, my life is already being poured away as a libation, and the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for June 29th, 2016 Image

St. Peter
June 29: Peter, who was also known as Simon Peter of ... Read More