November 20, 2012

New Suits for Future Space Travelers

Eric Sofge, Popular Science


AP Photo

By the time the alarms go off, he’s back on his feet, hoping the rover wasn’t filming, but knowing that it was—that his face-first sprawl on the surface of Phobos has been recorded for posterity. The visor’s fiber-optic display flashes ominously: suit breach. His body, or some small sliver of it, has been exposed to the raw, airless vacuum of a Martian moon.

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TAGGED: Space Exploration, Materials Science, Astronaut

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