Photo: The suit is made of a fabric with carefully tailored stretchiness
From The BBC:
A stretchy suit that mimics the effects of the Earth's gravity has been developed in the US to spare astronauts the ill effects of long missions of weightlessness.
Returning astronauts have lower bone density and muscle mass and can even suffer separation of their vertebrae.
The suit is made of a fabric with carefully tailored stretchiness.
It creates more of a pull at its wearer's feet than at the shoulders, replicating gravity's pull on Earth.
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