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Occupational medicine A popular term for a fluid-resistant disposable garment that covers the arms and legs, worn with gloves—doubled—shoes and head coverings, and face mask and/or shield,
Space medicine A complex, self-contained, multi-layered and multisystem garment, designed to keep a person alive and comfortable in the harsh environment of outer space

space suit

Occupational medicine A popular term for a fluid-resistant disposable garment that covers the arms and legs, worn with gloves–doubled, shoe and head coverings, and face mask and/or shield. See Personal protective garment.
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Present Day Space Suit: Since the first launch of the Space Shuttle in 1981, Collins Aerospace has been the prime contractor and integrator for the current space suit used today for space shuttle and International Space Station missions.
Hazzaa AlMansoori and Sultan AlNeyadi undergoing a fit check of their #Sokol space suits and the #Soyuz seat liner at the Zvezda facility in Moscow.
The 22lb Sokol space suit - like the Rocket, to be loaned by London's Science Museum - was worn by Helen Sharman, who is from Sheffield, when she visited the Mir Space Station in 1991.
The new additions to the exhibit include four authentic space suits and a lunar meteorite, all being loaned for display from the Heinlein Prize Trust.
"The Model A7L space suit protected Apollo astronauts from the harsh conditions of space while providing good mobility, particularly on the lunar surface," read the inscription on the landmark plaque presented to ILC at the ceremony.
FITCHBURG - Aldrich Astronomy members Jim Zebrowski and Bob Mersereau brought space suits, moon rocks and a 4.75 billion year old meteorite to the Boys and Girls Club last week.
Kip Russell wins a space suit that had actually been worn by an astronaut on a moon base.
Hopkinson believes that people of African descent need to be the ones to put themselves into that space suit, to step into that enchanted forest, to look behind the looking glass, to go on that mission.
An exhibition of China's first manned space capsule, its first astronaut's space suit and other items opened Saturday in Hong Kong, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.
On the front of it was a picture of our dog dressed in a space suit. Q: What is the best thing about being in space?
The book is a valuable research tool for anyone interested in the complex history of space suit development.
And, it's in a device used by astronauts in the NASA space program to clear their ears when wearing a pressurized space suit.

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