Thursday, December 20, 2012
NASA Z-1 prototype space suit is a buzz
NASA's next generation of space suit - the agency's first in 20 years - will look familiar to fans of computer generated cartoon classic Toy Story. That's because the new white and green Z-1 suit bears more than a passing resemblance to the interstellar hero Buzz Lightyear, notes news reports around-the-globe.
'Z-1 Prototype Spacesuit and Portable Life Support System (PLSS) 2.0' to give it its full title, will hopefully be ready in the next couple of years as the Z-2 and Z-3 version lead to their first use in space in 2017 at the International Space Station, notes SlashGear.