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Ground-breaking technology behind China´s first spacesuit


Source: | 10-07-2008 09:17

Special Report:   Shenzhou-7 Manned Space Flight

China's first spacesuit successfully fulfilled its mission in the country's historic spacewalk. But only a small part of the suit returned with the three astronauts on board the Shenzhou 7 spacecraft. The other parts have been left with the Shenzhou 7's orbital module in space for good.

China's first spacesuit successfully fulfilled its mission in the country's historic spacewalk.
China's first spacesuit successfully fulfilled its mission 
in the country's historic spacewalk.

Designers of China's first spacesuit describe its debut as "far better than expected".

This pair of gloves is the only part brought back to Earth. The rest of this 120-kilogram, 30-millon yuan suit was left with the Shenzhou 7's orbital module, because it was too heavy for the returning module.

This pair of gloves is the only part brought back to Earth.
This pair of gloves is the only part brought back to Earth.

These gloves are unique.
These gloves are unique.