MIT Scientists Design Shrink-Wrap Suits for Astronauts

September 19, 2014 10:04 AM

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A new kind of spacesuit designed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists could enable astronauts to move more freely in the space. The suit is ultra-light, flexible and attaches to the wearer's body like a "second skin".

According to the researchers, future astronauts won't have to deal with the bulky, gas-pressurized suit. Instead, they could just slip into a stretchy garment with muscle-like coils. The spacecraft's power supply could provide the current needed to shrink-wrap the suit around the user's body.

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