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see caption Surviving in Space
2001: A Space Suit Odyssey

Chillin’ out until the next cosmonaut dons it for a tour in the Soyuz capsule, a Russian space suit sits in a dressing room at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow. Up to now, all the space suits have been designed for short duration. But a quick change won’t do for a trip to Mars; that would require a suit with years of staying power.


Photograph by Cary Wolinsky
From National Geographic magazine, January 2001

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