Did you know temperatures in Earth’s orbit can be as cold as minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit and as hot as 250 degrees? Astronauts need suits to protect them from those extreme temperatures and harsh environments, but suiting up is no simple task.
Getting into the heavy and complex suits requires the assistance of technicians, who make sure the suits fit each astronaut and function properly. Suiting up has always been an iconic moment to capture, the final preparations before astronauts rocket into orbit as well as the moments before they conduct a spacewalk.
Experience what it’s like to be alongside astronauts as they prepare for launch with our top 10 images of astronauts suiting up!
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