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protective garment consisting of an inflatable suit for space or high altitude flying

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That's based on years of experience making full pressure suits."
The surface finishes of these parts are crucial as they cannot have burrs or rough spots that can snag astronaut pressure suits.
In addition, the DVD contains a collection of still photographs and a special section with footage of Mercury astronauts Wally Schirra and Alan Shepard testing pressure suits.'s Web site has information on ordering the DVD by mail or online.
Due to its high-altitude mission, pilots must wear full pressure suits.
A final video from inside the shuttle, just minutes before the break- up, showed three crew were not wearing the pressure suits, gloves and helmets they are supposed to for re-entry.
Reaching heights of more than 30,000 feet, Fossett and co-pilot Einar Enevoldson flew a modified sailplane, equipped with full pressure suits and oxygen systems.
Having direct sunlight on you while in the pressure suits like wearing two or three sets of MOPP gear and laying out in the sun.
The silvery coating on the pressure suits below reflected heat to keep the body cool.
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The captain announces that not so long ago, passengers would have needed pressure suits and helmets to fly ten miles above the earth.