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NASA unveils space suit fit for Mars

Z-2 prototype is the latest design in next-generation astronaut apparel

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7:26am, June 27, 2014
NASA's Z-2 space suit

SUIT UP  NASA’s newly revealed Z-2 space suit is the second mock-up of a suit that NASA hopes will eventually protect explorers walking on Mars or drilling into an asteroid.

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Though its styling suggests 1980s sci-fi, NASA’s newly revealed Z-2 space suit is the astronaut apparel of the future. It is the second mock-up of a suit that NASA hopes will eventually protect explorers walking on Mars or drilling into an asteroid. “Space suit design is predicated on where you’re going and what you’re doing,” says Amy Ross, a space suit designer at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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