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The Constant Wear Garment (CWG) is a one-piece cotton undergarment that is worn next to the skin and encompasses the entire body exclusive of the head and hands. It is worn during intervehicular (IV) command module operations for general comfort, to absorb perspiration, and to hold the biomedical instrumentation system.It absorbs excessive body moisture and prevents the crewman's skin from becoming chafed by the pressure garment assembly. The CWG is donned and doffed through the front opening, which is kept closed by five buttons. The feet are covered by socks sewn to the legs of the CWG.Waste management is accommodated without removing the CWG by a fly opening in the front and a buttock port in the rear. Snap fasteners attach the biomedical instrumentation belt.Although the CWG may be worn under either the command module pilot or extravehicular (EV) pressure garments, it is normally used during IV phases of the mission or during EVA work from the command module.