Want a Tougher Space Suit? Just Add Liquid

Astronauts don bulky suits to protect themselves as they “walk” outside the International Space Station.

A New Material Might Give Astronauts Better Space Suits that are Strong, Thin and Light

Space is dangerous. It’s filled with tiny rocks that can poke holes in an astronaut’s spacesuit. If oxygen leaks out of it, that space traveler is in trouble. To better protect space travelers, researchers are designing a new type of material to toughen those protective suits. And this material is about to get its first big test in space itself.

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