Called the Z-2, the spacesuit combines biomimicry to create luminescent shapes on the exterior of the suit to light astronaut’s way.
The new Mars spacesuit also uses a partially-hard exterior to improve durability, because we know folks on Mars will be there for a little while.
It might look a little goofy and balloon-shaped to you, but the Z-2 Mars spacesuit is future-focused, we just need to change our perception of what will be stylish in space.
The Original Z-1
The Z-2 is a step up from the Z-1, a slightly more familiar looking spacesuit. But both are a wild vision of what our astronauts may use on the red planet.
Because Mars is such an exciting prospect, it seems like our designs are created to match the excitement. As Mars will be a completely new land for us to set foot on, our ideas about what we can design and build will be a new land, too.
Within the boundaries of engineering, of course, our designs will nevertheless be unlike anything we now know. The Mars spacesuit is just the first of our future ideas.