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Ever Wondered How Much Clothing Do Astronauts Pack for Space Missions? Here’s The Answer

In Focus: Scott Kelly's Year In Space

IN SPACE - JUNE 14: In this handout photo provided by NASA, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly on the International Space Station prepares another scientific experiment on June 14, 2015 in space. Scott works with his fellow station crew members Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

How many changes of clothes would you take with you if you were going away for six months? If you’re like me, you might pack half your wardrobe. But for the astronauts, extra luggage is a luxury they cannot afford.


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Nonetheless, the idea of spending six months in a single dress is quite nauseous! As it happens, the astronauts are allowed to take the following clothing items for a six-months mission:

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Because they don’t have enough space, you see!