-Z- (Z@Gundam.Com)
Tue, 30 Nov 1999 15:51:40 -0800


If they're made of the same materials that current spacesuits are, they
have about 15 layers, as follows:

A liquid-cooling and ventilation garment (LCVG) resembling mesh longjohns

A soft "comfort layer" of Nomex

A gastight bladder of neoprene-coated nylon

Cotton insulation

Wool insulation

Dacron insulation

Down insulation

Fiberglas insulation

Styrofoam insulation

Felt insulation

Polyester insulation

Glass fiber ("Beta cloth" -- not fiberglas) insulation

Teflon cloth insulation

Nylon insulation

Metalized Beta cloth (jokingly referred to as "aluminum siding")

The faceplate of the helmet is made of Lexan.

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