Photos by Yoram Reshef
If we’re ever going to make it in space exploration to distant planets like Jupiter let alone outside of our solar system, we’re going to need some serious spacesuits that provide an unlimited supply of oxygen, energy, food and water. To achieve that we’re going to need more than oxygen bottles and waste management, we’ll need suits that actually produce fuel for us and these creepy bacteria-filled, 3D-printed vests could be the ticket. Inside the intestinal-like suits are thousands of cavities where special bacteria and algae feed off sunlight or waste and produce critical elements we need to survive. Seems far-fetched, but actually could be doable and completely necessary for long-term space exploration.