The High Fashion Mars Suit We’ve Been Waiting For
Alexandra Lucas' multilayered spacesuit, which includes protection against radiation, could help us land on Mars in style
We are well on our way to exploring Mars and finding out if other forms of life will be there to greet us. But while everyone has been caught up in the hullabaloo of who will get to explore Mars and how, London-based textiles designer Alexandra Lucas has brought up an equally important question: what will these Mars explorers wear?
It’s an important idea to ponder, both logistically and aesthetically. The first Mars denizens need protection from outside forces, and it wouldn’t hurt if they looked fashionable, too. Lucas’ project, The Mars Odyssey, explores just what this suit could look like.