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An Insight into the Construction of a Space Suit
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An Insight into the Construction of a Space Suit

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It is always a bit of gamble when it comes to the design of a space suit because no one knows what could be the conditions in the space environment. Astronauts use the space suit during their period of visit to space. Outer space is an extreme hostile place and if a person were to step outside without the space suit, the following things might happen:


    In the absence of oxygen a human being could become unconscious within 15 seconds

    Human blood could boil and then freeze at low or no air pressure

    Body tissues could expand in space

    The person could face extreme change in temperature

    Exposure to various types of radiation

    Encounter with small particles of dust or rocks that move at high speed


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