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Scientists work on ways to keep shared astronaut spacesuit ‘underwear’ clean – CNET

Space laundry isn’t as easy as Earth laundry.

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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet wears a Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment as he tries on a spacesuit in 2020.
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On Earth, we tend to take laundry for granted, but life on the International Space Station is a bit different. Astronauts going on spacewalks not only have to share spacesuits, they also have to share the “long-underwear-like Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment” that goes under the suit.
The LCVG is critical for keeping hard-working astronauts cool and comfortable…

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