Toys in Spaaaaace!

This new spacesuit prototype from NASA might reinvent the ways astronauts experience space. CREDIT: NASA

Not that a new generation spacesuit is a toy, but do they have to make it look like one?

(Space.com)—It might make the astronaut wearing it look like a real-life Buzz Lightyear, but a new prototype spacesuit that NASA just finished testing represents the first major overhaul in spacesuit technologysince 1998.

Flexible, white, and lime green accented, the suit — known as the Z-1 — is designed not only to help astronauts comfortably maneuver during spacewalks in microgravity, but also to deftly move about when walking on the surface of a planet or other smaller heavenly body, like an asteroid.

Plus, it’s fashionable: The suit bears an unmistakable resemblance to the costume worn by “Toy Story” animated film character Buzz Lightyear.

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