Enter the designers--in this case, specialists like , a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and engineering systems at MIT. That's Newman in the picture, modeling the BioSuit that she's been working on with her colleague Jeff Hoffman, her students and Cambridge, Mass., design firm Trotti and Associates. Where traditional space suits are known for their bulk, the BioSuit conforms much more closely to the contours of the human body.
Caption text by CNET News.com Managing Editor Jonathan Skillings
July 18, 2007 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Donna Coveney/MIT
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