"Leaders must make tough calls, and I am fortunate to work with a team who trusts my judgement". "We must never accept a risk that can instead be mitigated". However, after consulting with McClain and Hague following the first spacewalk, mission managers chose to adjust the assignments, due in part to spacesuit availability on the station. "Because only one medium-size torso can be made ready by Friday, March 29, Koch will wear it", NASA explained.
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"No one training environment can fully simulate performing a spacewalk in microgravity, and an individual may find that their sizing preferences change in space", she said.
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Spacesuits don't always fit quite the same on Earth as they do in space. In space these suits can only be worn in the shuttle.
Schierholz refutes any immediate need for a new space suit. On the other hand, wearing a HUT that is too small can cause shoulder injuries, the report states. And, in a nutshell, it all has to do with astronauts growing in size while in orbit.
McClain certainly isn't the first woman to face problems with spacesuit sizes. The suit does not come as a whole, but rather as a collection of suit parts that come in several sizes, to ensure a comfortable fit for each astronaut.
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