NASA is testing its prototype Z-1 spacesuit that looks more like a suit from Ghostbusters. You'd think they'd be designing Prometheus style suits but not. Not this time.
The idea of the Z-1 spacesuit, according to Popular Mechanics, is to be completely versatile for any situation. Not just Prometheus missions we suppose. And because the next destination is unclear, the suit has to be ready for wear for every kind of space destination.
The suit is being tested in a vacuum chamber now and is capable of exploring, floating and weathering radiation in deep space. The backpack port connects the suit with the spacecraft, though it looks like a really long towel being curled up.
Popular Mechanics says that the Z-1 suit has bearings at the waist, hips, upper legs and ankles for mobility. The outer covering also hides the inner suit, "a layer of urethane-coated nylon retains air, and a polyester layer allows the suit to hold its shape." Check out the suit in detail over at Popular Mechanics: [Popular Mechanics via DVICE]