What are space suits made of?

Spacesuits are made of many different layers of material


Some of the layers protect astronautsĀ from the temperature, which can really hot and really cold.

Some layers protect them from micro meteorites that could fly into you at very high speeds, such as a material called Kevlar, which is almostĀ bullet proof.

Some of the layers of the suit are even the radio antennaĀ orĀ metallic layers that make up the radio antenna.

All these different layers are tailored to you individually to make sure there’s a good fit.

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