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Fashion on the final frontier: The story of the spacesuit

Ever since NASA retired the silver lamé Mercury spacesuits of the early 1960s, astronauts have fallen behind in the fashion department, but now a new generation of spacesuits is being developed for both the public and private sectors. Suiting up for the final frontier isn't just about looks, it's about surviving and working in one of the harshest environments possible. So let's take a look at what a spacesuit is and what the well dressed astronaut will be wearing soon.
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