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NASA's Futuristic Z-2 Spacesuit Design in Pictures

'Technology' Spacesuit Design

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

NASA's 'Technology' Z-2 spacesuit design, one of three difference concepts, pays homage to spacesuit achievements of the past while incorporating subtle elements of the future. By using Luminex wire and light-emitting patches, this design puts a new spin on spacewalking standards such as ways to identify crew members. The design specifically includes electroluminescent wire and patches across the upper and lower torso, exposed rotating bearings, collapsing pleats for mobility and highlighted movement, and abrasion resistant panels on the lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

'Technology' Spacesuit Design

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

'Technology' pays homage to spacesuit achievements of the past while incorporating subtle elements of the future. By using Luminex wire and light-emitting patches, this design puts a new spin on spacewalking standards such as ways to identify crew members. The design specifically includes electroluminescent wire and patches across the upper and lower torso, exposed rotating bearings, collapsing pleats for mobility and highlighted movement, and abrasion resistant panels on the lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

'Technology' Spacesuit Design

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

'Technology' pays homage to spacesuit achievements of the past while incorporating subtle elements of the future. By using Luminex wire and light-emitting patches, this design puts a new spin on spacewalking standards such as ways to identify crew members. The design specifically includes electroluminescent wire and patches across the upper and lower torso, exposed rotating bearings, collapsing pleats for mobility and highlighted movement, and abrasion resistant panels on the lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

'Technology' Spacesuit Design

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

'Technology' pays homage to spacesuit achievements of the past while incorporating subtle elements of the future. By using Luminex wire and light-emitting patches, this design puts a new spin on spacewalking standards such as ways to identify crew members. The design specifically includes electroluminescent wire and patches across the upper and lower torso, exposed rotating bearings, collapsing pleats for mobility and highlighted movement, and abrasion resistant panels on the lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

'Technology' Spacesuit Design

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

'Technology' pays homage to spacesuit achievements of the past while incorporating subtle elements of the future. By using Luminex wire and light-emitting patches, this design puts a new spin on spacewalking standards such as ways to identify crew members. The design specifically includes electroluminescent wire and patches across the upper and lower torso, exposed rotating bearings, collapsing pleats for mobility and highlighted movement, and abrasion resistant panels on the lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

NASA's "Trends in Society" Z-2 spacesuit design is based on what every day clothes may look like in the not-too-distant future. One of three different Z-2 spacesuit concepts, this suit uses electroluminescent wire and a bright color scheme to mimic the appearance of sportswear and the emerging world of wearable technologies. The design specifically includes gore pleats with contrast stitching throughout to highlight mobility, an exposed bearing at the hip, and electroluminescent wire and patches of varying styles across both the upper and lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

"Trends in Society" spacesuit design is based on what every day clothes may look like in the not-too-distant future. This suit uses electroluminescent wire and a bright color scheme to mimic the appearance of sportswear and the emerging world of wearable technologies. The design specifically includes gore pleats with contrast stitching throughout to highlight mobility, an exposed bearing at the hip, and electroluminescent wire and patches of varying styles across both the upper and lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

"Trends in Society" spacesuit design is based on what every day clothes may look like in the not-too-distant future. This suit uses electroluminescent wire and a bright color scheme to mimic the appearance of sportswear and the emerging world of wearable technologies. The design specifically includes gore pleats with contrast stitching throughout to highlight mobility, an exposed bearing at the hip, and electroluminescent wire and patches of varying styles across both the upper and lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

"Trends in Society" spacesuit design is based on what every day clothes may look like in the not-too-distant future. This suit uses electroluminescent wire and a bright color scheme to mimic the appearance of sportswear and the emerging world of wearable technologies. The design specifically includes gore pleats with contrast stitching throughout to highlight mobility, an exposed bearing at the hip, and electroluminescent wire and patches of varying styles across both the upper and lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

NASA Advanced Concepts Lab - POC: Alberto Bertolin

"Trends in Society" spacesuit design is based on what every day clothes may look like in the not-too-distant future. This suit uses electroluminescent wire and a bright color scheme to mimic the appearance of sportswear and the emerging world of wearable technologies. The design specifically includes gore pleats with contrast stitching throughout to highlight mobility, an exposed bearing at the hip, and electroluminescent wire and patches of varying styles across both the upper and lower torso. Image released March 24, 2014. [Read the Full Story Here]

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