Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Well if you are looking for the real deal next-generation spacesuit, I suggest checking out Dava Newman's research out of MIT. She developed a spacesuit model called the Biosuit. It is an innovative design that provides lots of mobility and comfort for future astronauts. Another cool aspect of this suit is the pressure system is inspired by biomimicry principles. Specifically, the pressure creating cords are inspired by giraffe ligaments that limit blood flow to a giraffe's head as they swing their head up and down 26 feet. Teachers in biology, earth and space science, or engineering/technology can use this story as a hook or vignette to introduce a related theme such as Mars exploration or animal adaptations.
Posted by Ayora Berry at Wednesday, December 25, 2013