New NASA spacesuit looks an awful lot like Buzz Lightyear
(WTVR) – NASA may be taking their next astronaut suit to infinity and beyond. The agency’s newest prototype suit looks a lot like the popular Disney character Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.
The mostly white suit feature Buzz’s signature color prominently: neon green, and even has a large transparent dome similar to buzz.. It’s designed for deep space exploration, has flexible joints for better ease of movement and has a rear entry point making it easier for astronauts to take it on or off.
The prototype is named Z-1 according to Tested, a website run by Myth Busters stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. The website reports it’s just one of several prototypes NASA is working on. It could be ready for the field by 2015.
While the Z-1 is now making headlines for its likeness to a popular Disney character, it’s been around for a little while, In fact, Time Magazine named it as one of the top inventions of 2012 back in November.