Astronaut Chris Hadfield shows off his spacesuit waltz

Aboard the International Space Station, Commander Hadfield explains how he inspects the safety of his spacesuit.

Chris Hadfield and his spacesuit. Screenshot by CBSNews.com

Flying aboard the International Space Station isn't just fun and games; members of the crew have to examine their equipment to keep everything in ready-to-use condition. One of the most important pieces of equipment is the spacesuit worn by astronauts when they leave the ISS to go out into the universe.

Spacesuits are made to keep a human body alive in the harsh, anti-gravity environment of space, but they are also used inside a ship should there be a change of pressure.

They are often constructed to help keep the wearer comfortable, keeping in mind mobility and the need to collect solid and liquid waste, "Spacesuits are just really one person spaceships," ISS Commander Chris Hadfield explains in his video.

Hadfield has been keeping Earthlings entertained with videos on all sorts of his space endeavors: getting in a zero-gravity workout , brushing his teeth , making a peanut butter sandwich , and clipping his fingernails .

In this installment, watch Hadfield dip and flip in the ISS to bring his spacesuit into the ship's airlock for inspection.

This story originally appeared on CBSNews.com.

 

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