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Could suitports on Orion/Dragon2/CST-100 make multiple EVA's available?

Suitports seem like a brilliant idea that saves lots of mass and complexity compared to an airlock, which traditionally is a dumb pressurizable gas wasting tube where the astronaut suits up. The first ...
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Why are the EVA suits in the suitport (concept) exposed to the environment?

I know one of the main advantages of the suitport is to not need an airlock, hence saving a lot of production costs, launch mass, etc. But why are the EVA suits completely exposed to the environment? ...