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Default NASA Z-2 Design Up For Vote

NASA is currently working on their next iteration of their space suit, the previous one being the Z-1, and they've decided to allow the public to vote on which design they go with for the finished prototype. As far as the vote goes, the vote will only really allow us to determine to looks of the suit, obviously, but the fact that we even get a say in the final decision is pretty damn sweet.

As it stands, there are three options: bio, tech and dog shit (trends in society). Currently, tech is pretty far out in the lead, with bio and dog-shit taking up about 35% of the vote, total.

Anyway, check it out and vote on which one you like. Honestly, I'd like to read what you guys (and gals) think of the designs and which one you picked, so post you choices here. Toodles.

Oh, and for the record, my choice was tech.

http://jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov/z2/

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I think they all look pretty stupid :/
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Yes, well, I would have gone with metal plates, glitter, giant spikes and a foot long strap-on (think kiss in space), but these are the options we're being given. At the very least, it won't look like a giant sperm cell anymore, which is a win in my book.

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I think they all look pretty stupid :/
Ditto.
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Good god they are all shit, but yes tech is the least shit. Why couldn't they go with some colors that actually work together.
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Those were what I was hoping the suits would look like. Not terrible Tron / Ironman 5th grader amalgam drawings.
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Just seems a waste of tim to me, a PR campaign stunt put on by the barely functioning, totally goverment runned NASA at this point. Wish Obama would restore the Budget, put us back on the Moon, and stop putting his grubby political fingers into every scientific achievment this countries made in the last decade or so.

Witht hat said, "Trends of Society," just for the neat pattern and the optimal amount of luminescent that it will give off. Plus it's a nuetral color which is good for camoflauge should we ever get into some space war or something.



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Plus it's a nuetral color which is good for camoflauge should we ever get into some space war or something.
Just gonna put this out there, because the very notion of fighting up in space at this time is laughable in my opinion, but camouflage is a very low priority for space combat at this point in time.


And thats what space suits look like now? Gravity you lied to me!

Overall I'm gonna go with the majority on tech.

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I don't really get the hunched back look. Makes me think of the Hitch Hiker's Guide movie.

So we're now trying to dress like Vogons when we go into Space?
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