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David learning about the NASA suit with his parents and hospital staff

David learns about the NASA suit with his parents and hospital staff. Each time he uses his suit, helpers must complete a 24-step pre-excursion hookup and a 28-step suit donning procedure to keep his environment sterile.

"Verify suit has been inspected... and that suit gloves are within their expected life limit... Verify/install suit door securely in place on suit connector ring and properly sealed within sterilization bag."

-- User's Manual, "Suit Checkout"

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