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Apollo 11 Spacesuits Gradually Disintegrating

The spacesuits worn by the Apollo astronauts could withstand the rigors of a lunar mission such as 270-degree temperature swings, but are gradually disintegrating on planet Earth — and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it.

They were built to protect the fragile bodies of humans in outer space. Temperatures on the moon swing from 120 degrees Celsius (248 degrees Fahrenheit) by day to minus 150 degrees Celsius (minus 238 degrees Fahrenheit) by night. The spacesuits were even intended to withstand strikes by minuscule meteorites. But time is taking its toll on the suits the Apollo 11 astronauts wore when they set foot on the moon for the first time on July 20, 1969. – [source]

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