as space travel continues to grow and technology advances at rapid space, genesis engineering has developed a single person spacecraft providing a unique alternative to the concept of spacesuit. its advantages are not only for the astronaut but also for the overall activities that need to be completed. it has been designed for servicing and explorations and can be piloted or tele-operated. the good news is that it has passed the pool test, bringing it one step closer to realization.

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‘putting on a spacesuit is one of the most dangerous activities for astronauts,’ states space.com. ‘during spacewalks, there is little protection against micrometeoroids, which can puncture the protective suits. occasionally, the suits themselves suffer failures that can threaten the life of the astronaut.’

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to lower the risk, the single person spacecraft is equipped with robot arms that can do repairs and can fit more body types than a spacesuit. the spacecraft would also be flexible regarding destination, be it the corrosive lunar dust, a small asteroid, or even mars’ phobos — a moon that is too small for humans to safely walk on due to reduced gravity.

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