NASA explains the complex process of making a spacesuit.
The suit must be capable of withstanding heat and cold in the extreme environment of space.
The agency is working on two new prototype spacesuits, the PXS and the Z-2 as it prepares the next generation of explorers for the journey to Mars.
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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