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Professor Dava Newman, aeronautics and astronautics engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Newman developed the BioSuit, an advanced spacesuit designed to be more flexible and lighter than present-day versions. The BioSuit fabric incorporates a gas pressure system which exerts pressure directly onto the wearer's skin. Future versions will incorporate sensors, a life-support system and artificial muscles. Photographed in 2005.
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