China’s Self-developed Spacesuit
China´s self-developed EVA spacesuits

China´s self-developed EVA spacesuits

The home-made spacesuit weighs 120 kilograms and cost about 30 million yuan, or 4.4 million US dollars. The extravehicular spacesuit is now on board the Shenzhou 7 at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

What is A Spacesuit?

A spacesuit is more than clothes astronauts wear in space. The suit is really a small spacecraft. It protects the astronaut from the dangers of being outside in space.pacesuits help astronauts in many ways. The suits protect astronauts from getting too hot or cold. Spacesuits also give astronauts oxygen to breathe while they are working in space. The suits hold water to drink.

What Are the Parts of A Spacesuit?

A spacesuit is made up of many parts. One part covers the astronaut´s chest. Another part covers the arms and connects to the gloves. The helmet protects the head. And the last part covers the astronaut´s legs and feet. Some parts of the suit are made of many layers of material. Each layer does something different. Some keep oxygen in the suit while others protect astronauts from space dust.