Space Activity Suit - Space Activity Suits in Fiction

Space Activity Suits in Fiction

See also: Spacesuits in fiction: Skintight spacesuits

Writers including Dan Simmons, Stephen Baxter and Larry Niven have made use of space activity suits in their stories. The potential for greater mobility and simpler operation with a space activity suit make it an attractive choice for fiction, where flexibility of use can be a boon to plot development. The aesthetic qualities of a sleek, form-fitting space activity suit also contrast the traditional image of rigid, diving-suit-style spacesuits, lending a futuristic look to costumes. Most anime with futuristic themes include the skintight spacesuit (with the notable exception of Planetes and, to a lesser extent, the Gundam franchise). In the Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson, a suit similar to this is referred to as a "walker".

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