space suit was worn on the Moon by an Apollo 15 astronaut in 1971.
Moon dust is still visible on the legs and boots.
space suits had to meet all the astronauts' life-support needs.
Backpacks (left on the Moon) provided oxygen,
temperature and humidity control, suit pressure, and power for their
communications and data display systems. This suit, made of 22 layers
of several different materials plus a 3-layer undergarment, also
protected them against extreme lunar temperatures and micrometeoroids.
the lunar explorers had to walk over uneven terrain, collect rock
and soil samples, and set up equipment, the suit was sturdy but
gave them adequate mobility. Each astronaut had a custom-fitted
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