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The space suits to keep Mars travellers healthy

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French designer Clément Balavoine has designed flight suits that can be precisely tailored to support the musculoskeletal system of SpaceX travellers. The microgravity environment of space means that astronauts' bones become more fragile, and muscles lose mass, which will affect those making the 80- to 150-day trip to Mars that Elon Musk plans to launch in 2022. Balavoine proposes that SpaceX adopts these space suits to prevent this from happening. The suits incorporate fabrics with electroactive fibres, which are currently used mainly

 

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