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A normal spacesuit made of flexible materials, such as nylon, dacron, and Nomex cloth. This is in contrast with suits having a hard shell with movable joints. The Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo suits were soft suits, and the space-shuttle suits are soft with some hard materials. Hard suits are considered more durable for longer extravehicular activities.

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