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Shirt-sleeve environment

Astronauts Leroy Chiao (left) and William McArthur, who earlier shared space walk time to work on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS), are pictured here in the shirt-sleeve environment of the Functional Cargo Block (FGB) on the station. The two mission specialists were in the process of changing out the Y-cable in the FGB.

Shirt-sleeve environment is a term used in aircraft design to describe the interior of an aircraft in which no special clothing need be worn. Early aircraft had no internal pressurization, so the crews of those that reached the stratosphere had to be garbed to withstand the low temperature and pressure of the air outside. Respirator masks needed to cover the mouth and nose. Silk socks were worn to keep in the heat. Sometimes leather clothing, such as boots, were electrically heated. When jet fighter aircraft reached still higher altitudes, something similar to a space suit had to be worn, and pilots of the highest reconnaissance aircraft wore real space suits.

Commercial jet airliners fly in the stratosphere,

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