Speedo LZR Swimsuit

Year: 2004

As you can imagine, getting a rocket ship to slip out of the Earth's gravitational pull is damn difficult. A major part of the operation comes down to aeronautics. Using wind tunnels to design air crafts that minimize viscous drag (the friction that occurs as you push through air), NASA is able to build rockets that can break free of our atmosphere. Seeing some similarities between the the way a rocket ship flies through the air and the way a swimming moves through water, SpeedoUSA tapped NASA to help it develop a swimsuit that would allow the wearer to more easily glide through the wet stuff. The final product was the LZR Racer swimsuit which uses a Hydro Form Compression System to tightly grip the body and reduces friction by 24%.