HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – NASA is allowing the public to pick the next cover layer of its newest spacesuit.
NASA’s Z-2 Suit is the agency’s latest spacesuit. NASA says it marks several milestones including:
- First surface-specific planetary mobility suit to be tested in full vacuum
First use of 3D human laser scans and 3D-printed hardware for suit development and sizing
- Most advanced use of impact resistant composite structures on a suit upper and lower torso system
- First integration of the suit-port concept with a hard upper torso suit structure
Most conformal and re-sizeable hard upper torso suit built to date.
NASA is now giving the public the chance to vote on the look for the cover of the Z-2 spacesuit. The three options are available to view in the photo gallery below.
To vote on which of these spacesuits designs you like the best click this link. The site also has a bit more about the logic behind each of the designs. The winning design will be built and used by NASA!