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Do You Know The Reason Why There Are White And Orange Space Suits?

Our best source for understanding space is NASA Hollywood. Take a look at the number of space related movie they release and you’ll be qualified enough to join NASA, right? Nope! But it does get a few things right like the reasons for why different suits are worn by astronauts.

Like these orange ones:

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And these white ones:

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The orange spacesuits are called Advanced Crew Escape Suits (ACES).

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They are used specifically during launch and re-entry back into Earth’s atmosphere. The Orange spacesuits have built-in survival gear, that can be useful if an accident occurs during launch and re-entry.

Also, the colour orange is easily visible when the ground crew is doing a search and rescue operation.

The White spacesuits are called Extravehicular Activity(EVA) suits.

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They are built  specially for spacewalks. They are white because they reflect most of the sun’s radiation. These suits are built for space survival, rather than emergency survival. It has a cooling system, a urine disposal bag, air filtration system and a tough shell to protect astronauts from getting peppered by micrometeoroids in space.

To make it easier:

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So now you know:

Orange spacesuit – Only during launch and re-entry.

White spacesuit – Only during spacewalks.

 

 

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