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 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, "Fifty Years Ago, the Crew of the Damaged Apollo 13 Came Home," 8 Apr. 2020 SpaceX techs will help the astronauts into their one-piece, two-layer pressure suits., "SpaceX's 1st Astronaut Launch Breaking New Ground for Style," 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, "Stormy weather delays SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to Saturday," 28 May 2020 SpaceX techs will also help the astronauts into their one-piece, two-later pressure suits. Fox News, "SpaceX’s first astronaut launch breaking ground with new look: ‘It is really neat’," 26 May 2020 Scientists there developed pressure suits used in the Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle programs. Sig Christenson,, "At 97, scientist is last of the old breed at San Antonio’s former Brooks AFB," 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, "The first commercial spacesuits are like soft, high-tech pajamas," 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, "NASA unveils high-tech spacesuits for upcoming Artemis moon program," 15 Oct. 2019 As the pilot, Engle would arrive shortly after sunrise to don a pressure suit and ensure the integrity of its seals. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "What it was like to fly the baddest airplane the world has ever known," 16 Sep. 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 16 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of pressure suit

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

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