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 »

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 »

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 »

The advantages of joining a space exploration program as a scientist or an astronaut include the satisfaction of solving an intellectual challenge, the high salary and the adventurous experience. Some of the cons are tha... More »

Mae C. Jemison is the first African-American female astronaut and the first African-American woman to ever go to space, according to Biography. She is also a trained dancer, doctor of medicine and Peace Corps volunteer, ... More »

According to LiveScience, as of 2014, 18 astronauts have died during launches or re-entry from space, but none have been lost outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Additionally, three astronauts died in the Apollo 1 fire wh... More »