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Check out NASA’s brand new shiny space suit

The current space suit design has changed some since the 1960s, having gotten some add-ons and minor modifications, but it’s basically the same suit. This is the next-gen space suit, NASA’s Z1. Oooh shiny.

1. PORT

Astronauts step into the full suit through the back port. This port will mate with the spacecraft, enabling an astronaut to enter the suit from inside the craft for extravehicular activity. Another advantage: When used in low to no atmosphere, the port conserves more air than a conventional air lock.

2. MOBILITY

The Z-1 has bearings at the waist, hips, upper legs, and ankles to allow an astronaut greater mobility—essential for retrieving soil and rock samples in tough terrain.

3. MATERIAL

This provisional outer covering conceals a heavily engineered inner suit; a layer of urethane-coated nylon retains air, and a polyester layer allows the suit to hold its shape.

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