In preparation for sending men to Mars, NASA designs a new prototype for a spacesuit. The company, ILC Dover will recreate Z-1 and Z-2 of the Z-series spacesuits, with emphasis on Z-2. The suit will be flexible in comparison to the bulky ones in current use. The flexibility will allow for easier walking, with adjustments that will help with easier leg movement and accurate foot placement. The wearer will enter the suit from the back and snap the upper and lower portions together at the waist. The Z-2 suit will be ready for testing in November. NASA hopes to make the trip to Mars in the mid 2030’s.
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