What materila is a space suit made of?
iIt is made of Metal and a special type of fabric
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only the finest naturally grown polyester and rayon. will not shrink
Starting from top and progressing to the bottom, the first part of the suit is the helmet. Channeling cool, fresh oxygen to the astronaut's face is only one of the functions o…f this headset. The clear, double-pane helmet bubble is made of high-impact Lexan, which is a kind of plastic. A plastic metal cowl over the helmet protects it from impacts and mounts both work lights and TV cameras.. The Hard Upper Torso is the top portion of the suit and is made of fiberglass and steel and provides a hard shell of protection around the astronaut's chest, back, and shoulders. There are flexible metal bearings at the shoulders that permit the arms to rotate and swivel front to back. The arms and gloves are adjustable in length and attach to the shoulder bearings. The helmet attaches to a metal seal at the top of the HUT, which is built right into a life-support backpack. Then we move onto the Lower Torso Assembly which has been dubbed the "pants" of the suit. The waist area and legs are made of soft layers of insulation, neoprene rubber, and Kevlar, which both hold pressure and protect the astronaut. The "pants" bend at a waist ring and at knee joints and has "attach points" at the bottom for the boots.. The Portable Life Support System backpack is what contains the machinery needed to keep an astronaut alive in the harsh environment of space. This pack is built into the rear of the hard upper torso, and contains the suit's oxygen, batter, and water supplies. The PLSS also has dual radios to provide communications back to the orbiter, the space station, and Mission Control. The Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment is what has been dubbed the "astronauts set of long underwear." It basically consists of a spandex body that is laced with thin water lines, which circulate cooled water from the backpack next to the astronaut's skin. The warm water and air collected by the tubes and by ventilation ducts is piped back to the backpack for cooling and removal of carbon dioxide.. Space suits today are composed of 12 layers. The outside of the space suit is made of a combination of substances that includes Kevlar, which is the material used to make bullet-proof vests and it is there to protect astronauts from micrometeorites, which are actually like tiny bullets in space. The seven layers inside of that are all designed to protect the astronaut from extreme temperatures. There are then other material used to pressurize the suit and then there is the innermost layer, the LCVG, which was aforementioned. The suit weighs over 280 pounds on Earth, but weighs nothing in space. An astronaut has supplies in his or her suit to work outside for up to eight hours.
i honestly dont know lol
Fireproof kefline.. They are made from multiple layers including metal foil to reflect heat .They also incorporate a network of tubes which circulate cooling fluid. Blood and… body fluids boil if exposed to the vacuum of space so they are rigorously tested to ensure they are completely sealed in the event of loss of cabin pressure.The spacesuit is effectively a spaceship in miniature.
The Apollo suits were made Hamilton Standard (now Hamilton Sundstrand), and ILC Dover. There are two kinds of Space Shuttle suits. One made by also made by Hamilton Standard a…nd ILC Dover, and the other made by David Clark Company
nylon and rubber
soft layers of insulation, neoprene rubber, and Kevlar, which both hold pressure and protect the astronaut.
Al Worden told me there are over 500 Apollo suits alone in archival storage at the Garber facility in Washington D.C. . I would assume there are considerable fewer Mercury an…d Gemini suits and many more Shuttle suits. I'm not sure of the actual count, but it wouldn't surprise me if there were close to 3,000.
The inventor of the space suit was Zachery Hansen..
probably metal and glass thats my guess
The first full pressure-suits for use at extreme altitudes were designed by individual inventors as early as the 1930s.
David Bragg, of Carlisle, England asked the following question ofTony Ceccacci, flight director for the orbit 2 team Question: What materials are spacesuit s made of? Ans…wer: David: We call the spacesuit an EMU, which stands for extravehicularmobility unit. The EMU consists of a hard upper torso, a lowertorso assembly, gloves, a helmet and visor assembly, communicationscarrier assembly, liquid cooling and ventilation garment, urinecollection device, and an operational bioinstrumentation system.The upper torso, including arms, is that portion of the pressuresuit above the waist, excluding the gloves and helmet. It providesthe structural mounting for most of the EMU -- helmet, arms, lowertorso, portable life support system, display and control module,and electrical harness. The arm assembly contains the shoulderjoint and upper arm bearings that permit shoulder mobility as wellas the elbow joint and wrist bearing. The basic structure is madeof Fiberglas. The lower torso connects to the hard upper torso by awaist ring. It is composed of several layers, beginning with apressure bladder of urethane-coated nylon, a restraining layer madeof Dacron, an outer thermal garment made of neoprene-coated nylon,four layers of aluminized Mylar and a surface layer of Gortex andNomex.
In Apollo 11
ILC Dover with some help from Playtex.
To help people in space.