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See the incredible 57-year evolution of US spacesuits - and new models that will soon protect NASA astronauts

See the incredible 57-year evolution of US spacesuits - and new models that will soon protect NASA astronauts
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Space may be the final frontier, but it's also inaccessible - and deadly - to human beings without a good spacesuit.

For 57 years, NASA and US companies have met the call to protect high-flying astronauts who risk their lives in the name of exploration.

From the silvery suits of the 1950s and 1960s Mercury program to next-generation commercial and government designs, here's how astronauts' spacesuits have evolved over six decades.

Dragan Radovanovic and Ali Sundermier contributed to this post.

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