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NASA is taking steps to make spacewalking on an asteroid a reality. In the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory , engineers are testing a modified version of the pumpkin-orange Advanced Crew Escape System (ACES) worn by space shuttle astronauts during launch and reentry for use by future crew in the Orion spacecraft.
The spacesuits the astronauts wear during launch and landing are examples of high-tech clothing designed to hold communications equipment, oxygen tanks, parachutes and enough water for a day. All while keeping the wearer cool.
While teams of engineers for NASA and its contractors are drawing up plans for a future moon base, other scientists are developing a new wardrobe for spacewalking astronauts -- the first change of garb for the outer space set in three decades.
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