Dressing for Mars (A Clothes Encounter?)


What beats all the Halo-inspired Master-whatever Halloween costumes in the works? I wrote a short piece in this month’s Popular Mechanics about MIT’s efforts to create a new space exploration suit for hopping, skipping, and jumping around on Mars. This lightweight, tight-to-body BioSuit uses mechanical pressure instead of gas pressure, so MTV may have to redesign the Spaceman award it gives to the best dancers and lip-synchers each year.


Photo by Donna Covey


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