NASA’s New Spacesuits Look Familiar

NASA’s new concept spacesuit, the first in 20 years, bears a striking resemblance to Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear. The Z-1 suit even has matching green trim.

Currently astronauts spend up to an hour dressing in their spacesuits, but the new Z-1 will change that. Astronauts will be able to climb into it as quickly as any other outfit. And the features will be much improved, according to NASA.

Judging by the photo, the only items that it’s missing are the wings and laser.


Go vote for the final design of this awesome spacesuit. 



14 Responses to “NASA’s New Spacesuits Look Familiar”

  1. SpaceNerd
    December 20, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Awesome! This looks less puffy than the traditional space suit. It’s nice to see NASA isn’t just sitting around idle after getting rid of the space shuttle program. I’m excited to see what spacesuits come next!

  2. gunslinger
    December 20, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    these look pretty cool!

  3. yodaTroop163
    December 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    You can actually see their faces now!

    • Boys' Life
      December 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Good point, yodaTroop163. I hadn’t thought of that. It’s good to be able to see the faces of these heroic astronauts. Although, I’m sure there will be some sort of shading device in the future.

  4. Matt
    December 21, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    I Think that Nasa should keep the blue prints and edit it to improve space travel, but this one is still amazing.

    • Boys' Life
      January 2, 2013 at 11:00 am #

      Hey Matt,

      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Most likely this cave was formed by melted water that carved it’s way through the glacier, hollowing out the tunnel/cave. So originally, when the ice formed, the cave wasn’t there. It was just formed over time as warmer water seeped through.

  5. 1932base
    December 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    I wonder if NASA made the new suits look like buzz on purpose.

  6. eel
    December 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    doesen’t buzz care about pattens or copyrights?

  7. Davey
    January 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm #


  8. hi my name is bob
    January 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    not shur if they like disny or if they just like green.:I

  9. The True Warrior
    January 22, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    This space suit is awesome but I wonder how much it will cost. The older models costed NASA about $12,000,000 and careful outfitting and measurements on each spaceman suit and I’d bet that the newer ones are better meaning that they will cost more.

  10. blue jay
    February 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    TO INFINITY AND BEOND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  11. macgyver
    February 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    NASA forgot the most important part of the suit, the laser in the arm.

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