[space] The Worst Part of Going to Space? Your Fingernails Come Off‘Astronaut gloves are designed to simulate the air pressure on Earth, so they’re made of a pressurized rubber layer embedded in a thick, space-proof shell. Spacewalking astronauts must constantly fight against the bulky pressurized glove to do their work — imagine gripping a wrench while wearing skiing mittens, and you get the idea. This constant bending and flexing causes chafing, blisters and, apparently, fingernail loss.’ [via jwz]

In Space Nobody Hears You Scream… As Your Fingernails Pop Off

This entry was posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 8:00 am and is filed under Space, Weird.

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