Protective Clothing – layer up!
- Date: Thursday 17th September 2020 at 12:00 BST/13:00 CET/07:00 EST
- Key topics: Coronavirus pandemic – the sense of danger and protective equipment
Like all garments, the spacesuit has a protective function. With the recent pandemic, this protective function is very vivid in our minds in the form of PPEs and facemasks. In the extreme environment of space, the protective garment is effectively served as a life support system for astronauts. This session will focus on a discussion on the effectiveness of the material usage and design of protective clothing: what makes this protective clothing effective? What are the pros and cons of protective clothing? What other extreme environments can we learn from?