Oct 19 2015

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SkinSuit might help Astronauts with weightless medical problems

Astronaut trials innovative SkinSuit in space. Specifically, it puts a compressive force on the spin to prevent it from expanding in weightlessness (up to 2 inches in some cases). Not only does this cause pain for Astronauts while in orbit, the elongation of the spine and muscular atrophy means that Astronauts are much more susceptible to herniated disks when back on Earth.

I’d want it to have pockets — just sayin’. I guess you could wear your coveralls over it, but I wonder how hot that gets (I could sweat in a minus 20 degree snowstorm, but that’s me).

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