Next-generation space suits will be like second skin

September 18, 2014 8:02 PM

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Next-generation space suits will be like second skin

"With conventional spacesuits, you're essentially in a balloon of gas," said Dava Newman.

Researchers at MIT recently unveiled their latest iteration of the BioSuit. The latest garments are outfitted with springlike coils that activate when heated and pull the suit tight against the skin like shrink wrap. The MIT BioSuits won't just help astronauts show off their rock-hard abs, the suits...

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