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      a sealed container with built-in gloves. Astronauts do small experiments and test hardware inside it.

Astronauts do many kinds of experiments on the space station using a glovebox.

The glovebox is used to do smaller experiments where everything needs to stay in the same place.

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An Astronaut Works in the Glovebox


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A drawing of a glovebox
This drawing of a glovebox shows the shape of the box and the gloves inside the box.
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