David Saint-Jacques explains how a spacesuit works

published on July 2, 2020

A spacesuit is a technological marvel that succeeds in creating a comfortable,

even very comfortable environment And, actually, I’m going to take this opportunity to—this

may be an opportunity to show you the suit, if you’re interested I have one right here

This is a spacesuit So, as you can see, it’s quite massive, eh, because there are several layers

to protect us against temperature differences, so it’s insulated

And the most important thing, of course, is what keeps us alive, the backpack

This part contains our oxygen, the carbon dioxide removal system, radio,

cooling system and humidity control There’s also a small—some jet propulsion units if, by accident,

we disconnect from the Station, we have a small, portable jet-propelled system to get home

Cameras, lights—we can—when it’s sunny, we put our sunglasses on, like that

At night, you can roll back the visor Control computer here with temperature control

The gloves, which are the only truly custom-made part of the suit

Everything else is in separate pieces and assembled according to the length of the arms

and legs, but the gloves are made to measure

We look at the little mirrors to see the controls because we can’t really see them directly

We use these mirrors to look at them And, on the left arm is our little notebook in which there

is a summary of all the operations we do during the spacewalk, a summary

of all the possible operations with the suit to operate it

And, of course, family photos to take with us in orbit as a souvenir

Related Videos

Be the first to comment “David Saint-Jacques explains how a spacesuit works”

Your email address will not be published.

There are no comments yet.