#963: Glovebox

In honour of Apollo 11, today’s invention is a way for spacewalking astronauts to manipulate sensitive components, without their gloves.

A box with a transparent window has an access port at the top, into which a component (grey) can be placed and the hatch sealed. The astronaut engages both glove cuffs with the box and pressurises it using an air supply line from their suit (black).

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The Astronaut can now remove the gloves inside the box, perform whatever task is required using bare hands (viewing through the window) and then reverse the process.

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