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Astronomy Cast

Wizzard Media

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 26
Natural Sciences 10

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.

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Ep. 121: Spacesuits

December 29th, 2008

Episode 136 of 464 episodes

As we've mentioned before, the Universe is trying to kill you. And for astronauts, that's truer than ever. One step out into the vacuum of space would be a world of hurt for an unprotected astronaut: the freezing cold temperature, the lack of atmospheric pressure, and the deadly radiation, just to name a few hazards. That's why the smart astronaut always puts on a spacesuit first. Let's take a look at the smallest spaceship around.

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