spacesuit

April 10, 2014

What are the different flight suits astronauts wear?

Consider an astronaut who comes back from a mission without any tell-tale signs. Think of a suit that can protect him in temperatures as low as […]
March 27, 2014

New NASA suits turn astronaut training into weird high-fashion competition

The Johnson Space Center has revealed its latest design for new suits and NASA wants your input on which to create. Three different models for the Z2 […]
December 30, 2013

How to Make an Apollo Spacesuit – Advanced

Here is another Apollo Spacesuit costume tutorial. This one is a more intermediate/advanced version by RPF member DarkJedi1500. It won him 2 prizes at Dragon Con […]
December 17, 2013

How to Make an Apollo Spacesuit – Beginner

Greg B. of Bellingham, Washington, developed this really cool tutorial for making your own Apollo Astronaut costume. This is a simpler, beginner-level tutorial, so if you […]
December 11, 2013

This Sleek Spiderman Spacesuit Could Take Astronauts To Mars

Even though they perform superhuman feats, astronauts always look a little ridiculous. Their clunky pressurized spacesuits are functional–they provide oxygen, scrub CO2, and keep astronauts safe […]
August 31, 2013

A Brief History of the Space Suit

1. Navy Mark IV (1961-1963) (main picture) Based on the designs for high-altitude jet aircraft pressure suits used by the U.S. Navy, the Navy Mark IV […]
December 24, 2012

Was NASA's New Space Suit Inspired by Buzz Lightyear?

A prototype space suit developed by NASA wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Toy Story. That’s because the suit, called Z-1, bears an uncanny resemblance to […]