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NASA Reveals Prototype Spacesuit for Mars Mission

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US space agency NASA has been showing off the wardrobe essentials for future astronauts looking for a new outfit for their first flight to Mars.

NASA said the Z-2 spacesuit was only a prototype, but elements of it would be incorporated into the suit worn by the first humans to reach the Red Planet.

The suit uses light-emitting patches and luminescent wire that could be customized to identify individuals.

The “technology” design beat two others with 63% of a public vote of 233,431.

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