Proposals and recommendations from the industrial design research project with respect to clothing (“second skin”) that will aid to increase the degree of well-being and efficiency of the astronauts and crew members in space are stated. The project, sponsored by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), comprises objectives that take into account the improvement of the psychological and physical condition in outer space, as well as aesthetic considerations and the need to ensure garment wearability, bodily thermal stability, hygiene, and the monitoring of biologic and physiologic functions. This report also identifies the main requisites of fabrics and garments to be used in microgravity environments and recommends a new integrated clothing system that enhances body mobility and comfort. The demand for this research was extracted from the conclusions of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) studies on human factors related to an increase in the length of space missions. The studies evaluated the psychological and physiological needs of the crew on the International Space Station (ISS).
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