Gallery: NASA Designs Ironman-like Robotic Exoskeleton For Astronauts A...

 

Ironman kicks ass. And not just because that’s Robert Downey Jr. inside. The idea of an impermeable exoskeleton has fascinated humans since medieval knights designed the first metal armor. Now, NASA is working on a real-life version of Ironman’s fictional suit called the “X1″ that could help keep astronauts healthier in space, and make it possible for paraplegics to walk on Earth.

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  1. Hyncharas October 20, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Damn those guys beat me to it… I was coming up with a similar idea!

    On the positive side, it’s definitely something that is needed in space for physical fitness and I’m surprised it hasn’t been considered before now.

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