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Challenge 9:
Why Pressure Suits

Students will work in teams to design and build a pressure suit that will protect pilots and astronauts from the dangers of low-pressure environments. All materials used for the spacesuit must be tested in a vacuum to make sure they are safe in low-pressure environments. Student teams can use a marshmallow or a balloon to represent the pilot or astronaut.

Develop a containment system to protect astronauts from the vacuum of space
Grade Level:
Time Required:
Approximately 12 – 20 Hours

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