Gap Fill - Spacesuits - Level 6


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Fashion and clothing experts are wondering how a new suit might change their . The suit is a little out of this world - . It is a spacesuit that has its own built-in . The high-tech has been designed by NASA engineers to help astronauts deal with the of nature in emergency situations in space. The new suits are called the Orion Crew Survival Systems Suits (OCSSS). They will be worn by astronauts on NASA's next- spacecraft, Orion, which will venture a lot farther away from Earth than space missions have gone. The spacecraft will not be enough to reach Mars, but will be able to carry around the moon and back.

The OCSSS spacesuits will allow astronauts to survive for six days in situations. The suit is fitted with a revolutionary disposal system that will allow astronauts to do things like and defecate without taking it off. Astronauts will also be able to eat in the . NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio explained how important and how much of a life- the OCSSS space suit will be. He said: "Spaceflight is not always . People need to go the , even in a spacecraft. How is this treated such that it does not harm the astronaut or even kill ?" The suit's technology could be used in hospitals and in the camping and trekking industries in the .

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