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pres′surized suit′



n.
an airtight suit that can be inflated to maintain approximately normal atmospheric pressure on a person in space or at high altitudes. Also called pressure suit.
[1955–60]
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Wearing a newly designed pressurized suit and helmet, Baumgartner's record-setting jump tested the threshold of his equipment as scientists, aerospace engineers, the Air Force and NASA study what it shows about the limits and capabilities of the human body bailing out from aircraft at ultra-high altitudes.
of Worcester made Felix Baumgartner's special, pressurized suit, enabling the Austrian daredevil to briefly break the sound barrier after he jumped from a pressurized cabin attached to a helium balloon 24 miles up.
Baumgartner will be protected by from the extreme cold by a special pressurized suit.
Felix Baumgartner will ascend to 120,000 feet -- nearly 23 miles, or 36 km -- in a capsule taken up to the edge of the stratosphere by a gigantic helium balloon, before stepping out in a pressurized suit to fall back to earth.
Baumgartner explains, "You usually can control a skydive by adjusting your body position, but in the pressurized suit, every movement is slower.
One astronaut, Walter Cunningham - who flew on the first manned Apollo flight, Apollo 7 in 1968 - made national news in August 1964 when he fell and ripped open his pressurized suit on McKenzie Pass, leading to a better-designed suit, according to a story in the Bend Bulletin at the time.
He had developed a pressurized suit which was later to save many aviators in World War II, who hitherto had little protection to "blackouts" during dives, turns, and rapid altitude changes.
After strapping on a pressurized suit and helmet, and training in the ejection-seat simulator, he and an English-speaking Russian pilot climbed into the cockpit.
Wearing a special pressurized suit, MacLean will stroll outside the International Space Station to reposition an antenna.

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