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When is a Space Suit Not a Space Suit?

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34 minutes ago, Gorby said:

I didn't realise the costs were so eye-watering!

Mind you the engineering in the 'suits' is staggering. 

Spun steel at how much a yard!?  

Should be a lot cheaper though once they train the genetically modified spiders


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NASA's also got a nice history of high altitude pressure suits available for free download. They're not true space suits, but they're their close cousins. In fact, the SR-71 suit was adapted into the suits the Gemini crews wore, which were then adapted further for the Space Shuttle crew launch and entry suits. It's a good read if you're into these things.

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