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Challenge 2:
Why Pressure Suits?

You will work in teams to design and build a pressure suit that must protect the pilot/astronaut (marshmallow) from a vacuum situation. It must completely surround the pilot/ astronaut to provide the necessary protection to the human body, and it must be constructed of materials that are not affected by the vacuum environment. The suit and the marshmallow pilot/astronaut wearing it must fit completely within the vacuum chamber and have a total mass less than 50 grams.

Objective:
Student teams will design a pressure suit or spacesuit that will protect a high-altitude pilot or an astronaut from the low-pressure environment of a near-vacuum or vacuum environment.
Grade Level:
5-8
Time Required:
Approximately 20 – 35 Hours

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