Wild Biomorphic Spacesuits Designed to Survive Hostile Planets

Mediated Matter

IF YOU’RE PLANNING on extended interplanetary travel, you’re going to need more than a standard spacesuit. Sustaining human life on, say, Mercury or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, means battling the worst of conditions. “Crushing gravity, ammonius air, prolonged darkness and temperatures that would boil glass or freeze carbon dioxide,” says Neri Oxman, a designer and professor at MIT’s Media Lab. Sounds like paradise, doesn’t it?

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