NASA’s Advanced Spacesuit Headlines MythBusters’ Blog

Headlining Jamie & Adam (hosts of Discovery Channel’s MythBusters) Tested.com‘s science blog yesterday was a fun article about NASA’s Z-1 spacesuit, and it’s striking resemblance to Buzz Lightyear.

Richard Rhodes NASA Z-1 Spacesuit

NASA’s Spacesuit Engineer Richard Rhodes demonstrates the mobility of the Z-1 spacesuit.

As noted in the artice, NASA doesn’t know where the Z-Series suit will be going, so it is designed with flexibily (in mission and mobility) including a suitport interface to reduce egress/ingress time and difficulties associated with an airlock.

Despite being named one of Times’ best inventions of the year, Z-1 is just a prototype that NASA will be building on with Z-2 and Z-3 revisions. NASA recently finished testing the suit, which means work on the Z-2 can’t be far off.

We look forward to more information on Z-2, and as it becomes publicly available, we’ll share more.

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