U of M Students Trying to Make History With All-New Spacesuit
A University of Minnesota teacher and his students are trying to make history. They are looking to accomplish something that NASA has been trying to develop for decades - a leotard-style spacesuit. Typically, when you think astronaut, you think big bulky white suit. These students are trying to change that.
The biggest complaint that astronauts have is how difficult it is to move once they're inside the suit - Brad Holschuh, U of M.
Hoschuch tells KARE 11 that the leotard needs to be ten times tighter than a medical-grade compression stocking to keep them alive in space. And right now, they are working on creating a textile that changes its shape.
Holschuh thinks the space leotard is likely many years away but excited about the possibility of making history right here in Minnesota.
SOURCE: KARE 11