NASA's Next-Gen Space Duds: The Constellation Space Suit SystemS

The Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS) is NASA's first major redesign to the iconic space suit in 40 years, and it looks like it's designed to be able to handle the next 40.

The CSSS is helmed by Oceaneering International, and has a focus on versatility above all else. It's a modular design, with one base model that can be easily altered to handle a wide variety of situations, from the moon to Mars to an asteroid. Very little else is known about this suit; it's scheduled to first appear with the launch of the Orion in (hopefully) 2015, and it's certainly a major element in the future of American space exploration, but the specifics are mostly in the fog of the future for now. [via Engadget]

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