Lola cloth

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A fireproof material used in cosmonaut spacesuits. Lola cloth does not burn, but extinguishes fire automatically. The Soviets developed it in the 1970s for use in the pure-oxygen atmosphere of the Apollo spacecraft in the ApolloSoyuz Test Project. By contrast, NASA astronauts involved in the project wore spacesuits whose fire-retardant cloth burned slowly.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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