pressure suit

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Pressure suit made for aviation pioneer Wiley Post (1934)
US astronaut John Glenn in pressure suit (1962)


pressure suit (plural pressure suits)

  1. (aviation, astronautics) A sealed, full-body garment, usually with an attachable helmet, which maintains air pressure or mechanical pressure around the body of an astronaut or aviator to compensate for the low density of the air at high altitudes.

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