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The purpose of a space suit is to keep astronauts alive in outer space, as the extreme temperatures and lack of an atmosphere mean instant death for a human. Astronauts also wear suits inside the spacecraft sometimes in ... More »

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The spacesuit used by NASA separates into two parts, allowing an astronaut to don the legs before climbing into the upper torso module that contains the life-support gear. Before climbing in, however, the astronaut must ... More »

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Astronauts wear space suits, flight suits, maximum-absorbency garments and helmets. They typically wear blue flight suits and tennis shoes during training, and they also wear the flight suits while flying NASA T-38 jets. More »

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The survival needs of astronauts in space depend on the amount of time in question, but for standard, short missions, they require protection against the frigid temperatures and protection from solar glare and the vacuum... More »

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Astronauts wear space suits, flight suits, maximum-absorbency garments and helmets. They typically wear blue flight suits and tennis shoes during training, and they also wear the flight suits while flying NASA T-38 jets. More »

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Skylab was an experimental space station designed to study the effects that living and working in space for extended periods would have on astronauts. Skylab also conducted nearly 300 experiments that provided scientists... More »

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As of September 2009, 505 astronauts from 38 different countries had been active participants in manned space flights. This data is sourced from The Astronautic Records Commission of the Fédération Aéronautique Internati... More »

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