This is How NASA is Testing Its Spacesuits for Use Onboard the Orion Spacecraft

By: | March 22nd, 2015

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Have you ever wondered about how NASA goes about testing their crazy, super technologically advanced spacesuits?

It turns out staff members from NASA’s Johnson Space Center are the ones testing the suits for the Orion Spacecraft, something I would not expect.

Basically, in order to make sure NASA’s Modified Advanced Crew Escape Suits are prepared to stand up against the harsh aspects of space, NASA staff members lay in an 11-foot thermal vacuum chamber while the tower is evacuated of its air.

The suits are connected to a life support system throughout the process, which is simply the first step in a series of four tests.

Obviously, world-class engineering lends to helping these suits hold up to rigorous environments, which is essential to the safety of astronauts who will be part of the Orion mission.

In the event of pressure loss aboard the spacecraft, it is essential that these intricate suits are more than capable of doing their job, which is to save the lives of those aboard the spacecraft.

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