pressure suit


Definition of pressure suit

: an inflatable suit for high-altitude or space flight to protect the body from low pressure

Examples of pressure suit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo vehicle is designed only for short-duration suborbital missions, its passengers don't need to wear a bulky full-pressure suit. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2021 The ultimate solution involved using a piece of cardboard, a plastic bag, a hose from a pressure suit, duct tape and a sock to connect the command module scrubbers. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Apr. 2020 SpaceX techs will help the astronauts into their one-piece, two-layer pressure suits., 2 June 2020 Hoping for the best, Hurley and Behnken donned their pressure suits and headed for the launch pad around 1:20 p.m. William Harwood, CBS News, 28 May 2020 SpaceX techs will also help the astronauts into their one-piece, two-later pressure suits. Fox News, 26 May 2020 Scientists there developed pressure suits used in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. Sig Christenson,, 29 Dec. 2019 Steven Counts/Virgin Galactic The first travelers to depart Earth on board a Virgin Galactic space flight won’t look like the astronauts of years past, with their bulky pressure suits and large domed helmets. Marc Bain, Quartzy, 16 Oct. 2019 One suit, known at the Orion Crew Survival System, looks similar to the orange pressure suits space shuttle astronauts wore during launch and landing. William Harwood, CBS News, 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pressure suit

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Pressure suit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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: an inflatable suit for high-altitude or space flight to protect the body from low pressure


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