photo by MIT/James Waldie
MIT’s new indoor spacesuit – the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS) – mimics earth gravitational pull with vertical pressure made of elastic mesh. The torso is short and the legs as well. I imagine that it feels like a leotard for your little brother. Probably other parts are too tight as well…
This suit is in response to the “1 to 2 percent of bone mass Astronauts lose per month in orbit, despite rigorous, daily exercise. In comparison, a post-menopausal woman on Earth loses about that much bone in a year.” Who knows, this could also be an osteoporosis suit for post-menopausal women to feel like they are in space.
12. 1/ 2010