Students and staff at the Rhode Island School of Design are building a new space suit for NASA’s mission to Mars.
The new suit is expected to be tested during a Mars simulation mission next year in Hawaii. Real space suits are designed to work in a zero gravity vacuum environment, meaning they’re too expensive and too heavy to use at the simulation mission.
A similar six-month long Mars simulator is just over 36 feet wide and 20 feet tall. The simulators are intended to see if a crew of three men and three women could live in close quarters over an extended period of time. – READ MORE