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Some conspiracy supporters mention over and over that gloves would puff up in space and become useless, others say that they would melt or freeze. I could publish page after page of details explaining how these amazing pieces of engineering actually work. I think it would be far easier to recommend these books instead if you really wish to spend time on it.
The spacesuits were tested in vacuum chambers and exposed to the temperatures to be experienced on the moon. Do you really think they wouldn't do this before the landings and just hope they work?
Just think for one moment; what if these spacesuits cannot possibly work in space? Doesn't that mean the International Space Station, Skylab, MIR, the Hubble Space Telescope etc are all fake then as they required spacewalks to build or service them? After all, the general temperature in earth orbit is the same as on the moon. Or is it that the conspiracy supporters can't be bothered to read a book on it?
The thermal blanket layers of an Apollo EVA suit.