Exciting Hands-on Learning: Bio-Suit System
Explore: Blue Planet • Red Planet will include an abundance of real artifacts and hands-on activities, including a cutting-edge Bio-Suit System.
The Bio-Suit System stands to revolutionize human space exploration by providing enhanced astronaut extravehicular activity (EVA), locomotion and life support based on the concept of providing a "second skin" capability for astronauts. The novel design concept is realized through symbiotic relationships in the areas of wearable technologies; information systems and evolutionary space systems design; and biomedical breakthroughs in skin replacement and materials. By working at the intersection of engineering, design, medicine and operations, new emergent capabilities can be achieved.
Image courtesy of Dr. Dava Newman, MIT
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The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.