Friday, October 23, 2009

Sci-Fri: Gravity-loading skinsuit for walking on the Red Planet

The website fibre2fashion has a neat article on an Australian professor who is working on a next-generation spacesuit for astronauts of NASA and other space agencies to use while spacewalking on the surface of Mars. According to the article, the gravity-loading skinsuit seeks to address “a significant health problem faced by astronauts -- extreme bone loss -- by mimicking the effect of gravity on the skeletal system.”

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