#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).


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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