There are spacesuits. And then there are spacesuits. NASA’s most successful have been very much safety- and mission-driven. Some have been worn inside a spacecraft during launch and entry in case of decompression, to enable mission abort and astronaut rescue. The venerable but aging Extra Vehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) suits were fashioned specifically for space shuttle-satellite encounters—including upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope—and International Space Station ...

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