[FoRK] The space suit we all wanted

Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> on Tue Jul 17 09:18:07 PDT 2007

Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2007 at 02:26:43PM +0000, Russell Turpin wrote:
>> And bloody well about time. Those pressurized monstrosities
>> are just so, so retro:
>> http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2007/biosuit-0716.html
> Not new. I've seen onion rubber skin suits in vacuum chambers
> in old space research movies. 
> They couldn't make it work. This thing is a prototype (yes, sure,
> we've got better materials now), I'll believe it when I see it 
> tested in space.
> But a telepresence platform needs no pressurized compartment
> at all...
But where would we put all of the water tanks?  (What a creepy movie!)


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