Friday / 21 December 2012

Next-Generation Space Suits Tested


Completing Tests Of David Clark Co. Z-1 Space Suit Prototype With Bearings For Mobility; Will Give Astronauts More Flexibility To Hop Over Lunar / Martian Soil; Increased Radiation Protection For Longer Spacewalks; Port In Back Allows Easy Entry / Exit, Bypasses Need For Airlock; Z-2 And Z-3 Revisions To Follow; NASA Plans To Make Z-3 Ready For Use By 2017

Image Credit: NASA, DCC