Space

How do astronauts breathe in space?

AstronautsΒ have oxygen tanks similar to the ones used by deep sea divers, which allows them to breathe normally. But it is also important that they wear the right suit to keep their body in a pressurised environment.

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano during his first spacewalk outside the International Space Station on 9 July 2013

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano during his first spacewalk outside the International Space Station on 9 July 2013