NASA reveals its latest prototype of the "Z" series spacesuit, designed for humans to walk on Mars by the 2030s.
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Merging past and future
The "technology" spacesuit design for Z-2 combines elements from past spacesuits and advanced technologies, such as electroluminescent wire and light-emitting patches across the upper and lower torso to identify crew members. The design also features collapsing pleats for mobility and abrasion-resistant panels on the lower torso.
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