As complicated and high-tech as this suit was, the most sophisticated type of space-related human equipment came later. In 1984, the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) was a backpack attached to an astronaut, allowing the spacemen to roam untethered. The most impressive part of the MMU? Nitrogen gas powered the guys to move at 80 feet per second, thanks to 24 nozzle thrusters placed throughout.
Designs for the future? Don't count out designs like "biomimicry" (think a scaly bioluminescent wetsuit), a Tron-looking suit made for better mobility and more advanced movement, or even suits that are going to be "reflective of what every day clothes may look like in the not too distant future."
Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor. He has not been to space. As far as you know. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffman.