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Mars spacesuits to be tested in Oz desert Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Spacesuits for a Mars landing will be slim fitting and use electricity to mould to the human body, say scientists who are about to test a prototype in the Australian desert. PhD student James Waldie from RMIT University in Melbourne will test the prototype spacesuit, called a MarsSkin suit, in the South Australian outback in August. The tests at Arkaroola, more than 600 kilometres north of Adelaide, will be part of a Mars Society Australia project.