Screen Junkies » Astronauts http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:25:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 NASA Is Making Their Astronauts Dress Like Buzz Lightyear Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nasa-is-making-their-astronauts-dress-like-buzz-lightyear-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nasa-is-making-their-astronauts-dress-like-buzz-lightyear-now/#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2012 22:07:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252561 Great. Now the Russians are going to rag on us.

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The next generation of NASA spacesuit is here and it looks a lot like Buzz Lightyear. Named one of Time magazine’s inventions of the year, the Z-1 Prototype¬†Spacesuit¬†and Portable Life Support System 2.0, is white with fluorescent green stripes and a huge-ass dome helmet.

The suit is designed to take astronauts into long missions into deep space. It features a rear-entry port that gives astronauts an easy way to dock with shuttles and space stations without the need for an airlock. And I assume allows them to poop into space, but I’m not an engineer.

The z-1 still remains in the prototype stage and is subject to further revisions — like including a switch that allows it to speak in Spanish. (THR)

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