Astronauts, engineers and scientist wearing prototype spacesuits, driving prototype lunar rovers and stimulating scientific work this week at Moses Lake, Wash., as part of NASA’s demonstration of concepts for living and working on the lunar surface.
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The Z-1 spacesuit will potentially be used to explore different planets.
Z-1 Spacesuit Prototype Flexibility Test
This new spacesuit prototype from NASA might reinvent the ways astronauts experience space.
Introducing NASA'S Future Spacesuit, the Z-1 (Infographic)
Being developed for missions in 2015 and beyond, the Z-1 improves mobility for walks on the moon and Mars.
How NASA's New Z-2 Spacesuit Works (Infographic)
NASA's next-generation Z-2 spacesuit prototype is an evolution ahead of its predecessor, the Z-1. See how NASA's futuristic Z-2 spacesuit works in this Space.com infographic.
Trio of Z-2 Spacesuits Under Lights
The three proposed designs for NASA's Z-2 spacesuits appear in a lighted environment.
Trio of Z-2 Spacesuits in Darkness
The three proposed designs for NASA's Z-2 spacesuits appear in a darkened environment.
'Technology' Spacesuit Design on the Rocks
NASA's 'Technology' Z-2 spacesuit design is depicted on some rocks.
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