Space Activity Suit
Since the 1960s, NASA has also investigated spacesuits that utilize mechanical pressure rather than pressurized gas to protect an astronaut. Such a “space activity suit” is essentially an allover skin-tight leotard, which would be very lightweight and provide far less impediments to motion than traditional spacesuits. As well, a small tear in the suit would only affect the area exposed by the hole rather than cause a potentially deadly decompression event. The only area of the suit that would need to be pressurized is the astronaut’s helmet.
(Photograph by Douglas Sonders)
MIT aeronautics professor and engineer Dava Newman (PopTech 2011 and pictured above) had a dream: that of a slimmed down astronaut. See the streamlined, mobility-enhancing “Bio-Suit” she created for protecting astronauts from atmospheres and healthcare workers from germs. Newman talks about the “Bio-Suit” in this video during PopTech 2011.
This slimmed down spacesuit reminds us of Fashioning Apollo, about the history of the spacesuit, originally designed by bra-manufacturer Playtex.
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