What, is NASA ripping off Pixar now? The Z-1, NASA's new "next generation spacesuit," has a big head dome, bright white fabric and chipper green trim. In short, it shows a more-than-passing resemblance to a certain Tim Allen-voiced "Toy Story" astronaut whose catchphrase is "To infinity … and beyond!" The similarity, particularly marked in prototype photos just revealed by NASA, was not lost on Reddit, where one of the pictures launched a flurry of Buzz Lightyear references. One user wondered whether the spacesuit featured a "Spanish mode." Another wrote, "I just don't know where NASA gets the ideas for stuff like this..." One small step for NASA engineers, one giant step for "Toy Story" fans. [Source]
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