space suit

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or space suit  (spās′so͞ot′)
A protective pressure suit designed to permit the wearer relatively free movement in space.
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Astronauts aboard NASA's next-generation Orion spacecraft will be able to avoid inconvenient trips to the lavatory during missions, thanks to a new space-suit.
The need for stable, pressurized suits led early space-suit designers to manufacturers of tires, women's undergarments, and infant rubber products, while engineers looked to medieval armored suits for the articulated joints used on the Mercury program exoskeletons in the early `60s.
The figure is clothed in an authentic recreation of the Apollo XI space-suit and comes with astronaut helmet, moon boots, oxygen tank with lifelines, and headphones like those that Buzz used to communicate with President Nixon upon landing on the surface of the moon.

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