14 January 2020

Space suitsWhen we watch sci-fi shows, we see these uber-fancy futuristic space suits.

Yet when we look at the actual real space suits in use by astronauts today, we see the same big puffy white suits that look unchanged since the Apollo missions in the late 60’s and early 70’s!

What gives? How come we don’t have fancy space suits yet?

It turns out that there are pretty good reasons. Space suits need to do specific things to protect astronauts…

While the suits have been greatly upgraded over the years, there are still limited options in how we can combine certain technologies to provide that protection.

Here’s hoping something like the BioSuit will see the light of day in the near future!

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