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Space Couture.

PETER SAGAL, HOST:

Right now, panel, it is time for you to answer some questions about this week's news. Alonzo, as private space travel companies get closer to putting humans in orbit, one traditional part of astronaut life is changing. The Wall Street Journal reported that new spacesuits are going to be what?

ALONZO BODDEN: Lighter or...

SAGAL: Sort of. But not quite. I'll give you a hint. It's like from the catwalk to the spacewalk.

BODDEN: Designer?

SAGAL: Yeah. They're going to be fashionable. They're going to be sexy.

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

PAULA POUNDSTONE: I...

BODDEN: I don't know if that's my biggest concern...

SAGAL: Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

BODDEN: ...If I'm in outer space.

SAGAL: Yeah.

BODDEN: Like, you know, I'm OK with looking fat, as long as I can survive.

SAGAL: Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: I think spacesuits are sexy.

SAGAL: You do?

POUNDSTONE: Oh, I do.

SAGAL: The big, bulky ones?

POUNDSTONE: Yeah, I do.

SAGAL: Yeah.

POUNDSTONE: I just - I don't know. There's something in the - you know, a person who's been in space.

MO ROCCA: Do you find, like, the Michelin Man sexy?

POUNDSTONE: No, because he hasn't been in space. He's been tied to a tire store.

(LAUGHTER)

POUNDSTONE: He's just blowing around outside a tire store.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: So according to the reports, these new spacesuits are very - they're sleek. They're skinny. They're space age. They're more like an Olympic skier or jet pilot than, like, your classic bulky astronaut.

BODDEN: So...

ROCCA: Are they going to start wearing black? Which would be a problem because they'd get lost in space.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: That's true. Where'd he go?

(SOUNDBITE OF JOHN WILLIAMS' "LOST IN SPACE")

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