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No-one has died in a spacewalk, though a few have found out how difficult it can be to do things when you are in an over-pressurised suit.
originally posted by: jlafleur02
If space is such a perfect vacuum why doesn't the space craft basically blow up from the difference in pressure.
originally posted by: Arbitrageur
a reply to: jlafleur02
If you have about 3/4 of an hour, there's a fantastic documentary on how difficult it was to make a space suit. NASA was beyond their expertise and ended up contracting out the project to a leading bra maker who knew how to make flexible garments, who sent samples to NASA for rigorous testing.
The funniest part of that video was how the astronauts could pee inside the suit using a condom attached to a bag, but the condoms were falling off some astronauts in testing because of the small medium and large sizes, nobody would use a medium or small condom. To solve the problem, they re-named the three condom sizes to large, gigantic, and humongous, and after that they could get the astronauts to use condoms that fit, since the smallest they had to choose from was "large", and they were OK with using that if it fit.