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NASA asks people to vote online for next space suit design

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Source: jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov Source: jscfeatures.jsc.nasa.gov

WASHINGTON (WVUE) - NASA scientists want you to help them design their next space suit.

They've launched an online contest giving earthlings a chance to vote for one of three designs. They expect to have a prototype of the winning design finished by the end of this year.

One of the designs is called "Biomimicry." It was inspired by the harshness of space.

Another is called "Technology." NASA says it pays homage to spacesuit achievements of the past, while incorporating subtle elements of the future.

The last design is called "Trends in Society." Scientists say this design was inspired by what they think every day clothes may look like in the not-too-distant future.

It's unclear whether we will ever see astronauts wear the winning space suit because NASA considers this project in prototype - or non-flight - phase.

You have until April 15 to vote. Click here to vote for your favorite. 

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