One Giant Leap for Space Fashion: MIT Designs Sleek, Skintight Spacesuit

In the 40 years that humans have been traveling into space, the suits they wear have changed very little. The bulky, gas-pressurized outfits give astronauts a bubble of protection, but their significant mass and the pressure itself severely limit mobility. Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, wants to change that.

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