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Spacecraft that told us 'you're screwed' finally gives up the ghost after doubling its shelf life

Ben Bonsall

Fill the new spacesuits with gel, then they don't need to be pressurized, which makes them much easier to move in :)

But much more messy to get out of. Showers being a bit of a luxury, if you make the gel from that powder that turns into a gel when wet, then turns back into a powder when dried, you should be able to get clean with a hair dryer and a vacuum cleaner.

Apparently it keeps quite cool too. And the volume of water involved might make a pretty useful radiation shield too, but would probably be quite heavy.

There's probably a million reasons why this won't work in reality, but it's fun to speculate :)

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