One of the experts of the cosmonaut training Center named of Gagarin Dmitry Gaidukov said that the new Russian thermal protective suits worn over flight suits protect astronauts from the cold, strong wind and rain, RIA Novosti reported.
First experienced the suits called “White bear” Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and ESA astronaut Thomas Sands after leaving the Assembly and test facility 254-th site before launch to the ISS.
In the cosmonaut training Centre noted that in this suit the astronauts will feel comfortable, even at -40 degrees Celsius.
One of the features is that it is quick and bystrorazvivajushchijsja.
“Polar bears” do not cause additional inconvenience, and in addition, they are partly similar to those astronauts wear for planting in winter.