Su, Rodrick (rsu@tigana.com)
Wed, 27 Oct 1999 08:56:01 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: garrick lee [mailto:kapshiaw@yahoo.com]

> 3) what the hell is a spacesuit for? aside from
> providing an enclosed oxygenated environment that's
> not freezing... what do spacesuits do to help
> "withstand the rigors of outer space" (as i seem to
> read very often)? what does a spacesuit/flightsuit do
> to help against g forces? (what are they made of, for
> that matter?)
>
        
The temperature difference between when you are in direct sunlight and when
you are in the shade will kill anyone quickly. The spacesuit provide
insulation against both extremes. Also, spacesuit provides adequate air
pressure necessary for our survival.

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