By Jasmin Malik Chua, Source: Ecouterre

Want to determine the future of space travel? NASA is building a new class of space suit, and it’s crowdsourcing the Internet to help it pick a design. A step up from the “Z-1,” which Time a named Best Invention of 2012, the “Z-2” will incorporate a number of advancements designed to protect astronauts from deep-space conditions, including on the surface of Mars. “We haven’t had to design a space suit to operate in a surface environment since we went to the moon,” Daniel Huot, a NASA spokesman at Johnson Space Center in Texas, told NBC News. “As you can imagine, a lot of things have changed, and this is going to incorporate the features that astronauts are going to be wearing when we go to Mars.”

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