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Russia: New Russian space suit can withstand temperatures of -55 Celsius

5 05.12.2016 Инфо

A new freezing-weather space suit for Russian cosmonauts and foreign astronauts called the 'Polar Bear' was demonstrated in Tomilino, Monday. The 'Zvezda' (Star) company designed the cosmonaut space suits to be worn just before departure, when the temperature falls below zero at the Baikonur aerodrome.
JSC Zvezda engineer Alexander Emelyanov stated that the suits "will be worn over the Sokol space suit in cold weather or snowfall". He explained that they were made out of polyester and membrane, filled inside with hollow-fibre and that it "can withstand temperatures as low as -55 C (-67 F) so you will not feel cold inside it".
The cosmonaut space suits were worn shortly before launching to the International Space Station, by Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson. The crew of the manned spacecraft Soyuz-03 MS launched from the Baikonur cosmodrone in Kazakhstan on November 17.