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Rethinking space garb

Professor Dava Newman models her BioSuit–a sleek space suit that relies on mechanical counter-pressure instead of gas pressurization–on Henry Moore’s sculpture Reclining Figure in Killian Court. Newman and her aero-astro colleagues unveiled the spandex-and-nylon suit this summer and quickly found themselves featured in more than 50 media outlets around the world, including the CBS Evening News, NPR’s Science Friday, USA Today, Time, and India’s Mumbai Mirror.

Credit: Donna Coveney/MIT

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