Talk:EVA Suit

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It is suggested that a number of spacesuits are used. This is time consuming and costly. Airless and semi-protected parts of the base could be maintained by robots, and acsessed with regular spacesuits. T.Neo 10:00, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes, you are perfectly right. How about the changes I have made to the article? -- Rfc 06:52, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Your edits are ok, but I think we should split this up into:

Outside /vacuum suit: Suitable for outside use, including telecommunication systems, radiation shields and an air supply. When in use in airless parts of the base, air can be supplied to the suit and any external radiation shielding can be removed.

Decompression suit: A pressure suit that can protect in case of an emergency or when in less protected parts of the base.

Everyday wear: For use inside the main base, offering minimal protection from radiation. The inide of the base should be made safe against decompression. The space shuttle and ISS crews wear normal clothes in orbit, so I dont see why Mars colonists should. Anyway, it a risky operation is takeing place, the crew could don the Decompression suits. T.Neo 12:04, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

The split seems to be good. I like your idea of a removable radiation shield. And yes, it should be safe enough in the inner parts of the settlement for normal clothes. -- Rfc 12:36, 24 June 2008 (UTC)


Found this on Wikipedia: [1]

I have been battling for a long time to come up with a means of preventing microbes from exiting from a settlement onto the surface of Mars. This might be a solution. Maybe the suitport could be sheltered to protect the suits. T.Neo 16:33, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

Constant pressure suits, fabric suits and form-fitting elastic suits

I'm going to change the section Pressurized vs. Skintight to reflect the fact that there are three paradigms in use or under development. Also, this does not fall under trivia. ChristiaanK 20:37, 16 February 2013 (UTC)