NASA Crowdsources Designs For New Space Suits [Pics]
Cast your vote on how you want the Z-2 Spacesuit to look.
The Z-2 Spacesuit is a next-generation spacesuit platform created in preparation for possible manned mission outside Earth's orbit, and NASA wants you to help design it. There are three options to choose from, which go by the names “Biomimicry,” “Technology,” and “Trends in Society.”
“Biomimicry” draws on the bioluminescent qualities of aquatic creatures found at incredible depths, an environment which has often been compared to the infinite darkness of space. The design features segmented pleats at the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, along with electroluminescent wire threaded into the upper torso.