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December 06, 2005

We are the moon squad and we're coming to town

This guide to the changing tides of space suit fashion should come in handy for those planning to venture into the nether regions of pressure. Personally, I fancy the cut of this S-2 pressure suit though the Grumman Moon Suit is better for those preferring a relaxed fit.

Above the 19,000 m threshold, humans must wear spacesuits that supply oxygen for breathing and that maintain a pressure around the body to keep body fluids in the liquid state. At this altitude the total air pressure is no longer sufficient to keep body fluids from boiling.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 6, 2005 08:24 AM

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