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Could You Make a Space Suit Out of Duct Tape? Wearing a Duct Tape Glove in a Vacuum Chamber!


In this video I cut a hole in my vacuum chamber to test out what gloves could be used in space. I put my arm through the hole in the glove to test out several gloves then finally test if a glove strengthened by duct tape could hold in the pressure when in space!

image/text credit: The Action Lab 

Then I test if duct tape could be used to repair a ship in space by taping over the hole I made in the vacuum chamber and seeing if it holds up under full vacuum.

Real astronaut gloves need to retain and deflect heat, but yours just need to look like they do. Take your gloves and use the duct tape to cover the knuckles and cuffs of the gloves.


Astronauts wear two types of space suit. The Sokol suit is worn during launch to, and return from the International Space Station (ISS). The Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) suit is worn for space walks. This video is for entertainment purposes only.