Clothes have been an essential technology developed by humans since 170,000 years ago.(Clothes history source) With a conscious mind, nobody in the 21st century would walk around without clothes. Clothes were used hundredth of thousands of years ago as a protection for humans from their environment. For instance, a thick animal fur was used to warm and comfort their body. Moreover, with the technologies nowadays, some clothing or suits can enhance performance for a distinct activity such as diving suits for divers to swim underwater without coldness, cycling skin suits for cyclists to cycle with less drag flow through their bodies and body tights for athletes to discard sweat from the body to regain regular body heat. If this idea expanded, extreme condition suits are not something impossible for humans. The creation of a space suit was a stepping stone for humans in actualizing unique setting suits. The one suit that plays a vital role in Dune, written by Frank Herbert, is the Stillsuit. It helps Paul and Jessica Atreides to continue their journey in the intense condition of the Dune desert. This idea influences scientists to create a suit that helps people to travel in extreme climates.
"It's basically a micro-sandwich — a high-efficiency filter and heat-exchange system. The skin-contact layer's porous. Perspiration passes through it, having cooled the body…,” Explained Liet Kynes in Frank Herbert’s Dune. The Freman used the stillsuit to overcome the extreme weather on Arrakis. This situation can be seen when Paul and Jessica were left to die at the desert. However, the stillsuits help them overcome the desert’s extraordinary heat. In real life, NASA scientists created a suit that helps astronauts to resist extreme heat during takeoff, which has a survival time of 13 hours. The suit is called a Launch Entry Suit (LES). However, comparing to stillsuits, LES can overcome up to 250 degree F of direct sunlight, which can melt a human being in a few minutes. Furthermore, the concept of water as a cooling agent can be implied for both suits. Filtered water in the stillsuits will flow over a human body and acts as a cooling agent, and for the LES, sweat oozing from a human body will be captured and flow around a human body to help cooling their body. It is clear that Frank Herbert’s stillsuit theory has influenced LES, since his novel was 50 years ago, where no human has ever explored deep space. (Four years before Neil Armstrong went to the moon.) Heat resistance suits also have been deployed in other science fiction stories. In Fantastic Four, Jonathan Storm’s (Human Torch) suit cannot be destroyed by extreme heat when he blazes himself. Moreover, in one of the famous super hero movie, Avengers, the Ironman suit, also known as the iron suit, also can resist an excessive heat. For example, when Tony Stark (Ironman) flew into the atmosphere to end the war, the friction between him and the ambience caused a reaction of energy that produced tons of heat. The iron suit protects the user from burning into dust due to friction energy.