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Spacesuits get skintight makeover

To provide better freedom of movement for astronauts, MIT scientists are designing a skintight spacesuit that uses shape-memory alloys to effectively shrink-wrap the suit around the astronaut’s body. The development of the second-skin spacesuit could see the end of the conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit. Dava Newman, a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, explained […]

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