Environment, Temperature and Space Debris Pose Challenges for Space Walkers
An astronaut floats out in space

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-8
Year: 1991


This NASA video segment describes the harsh conditions found in the space environment that make it difficult for humans to work there. Viewers learn that in space there is no air, no protection from the sun's ultraviolet radiation, and no defense against space debris. The video clip also discusses the immense temperature differences present when astronauts work in and out of sunlight.

Environment, Temperature and Space Debris Pose Challenges for Space Walkers
Duration: 1 minute 10 seconds
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This video clip is part of the Liftoff to Learning: Go for EVA DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series:
ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA): Astronauts Walk in Space
Earth's Atmosphere: How Does It Differ From the Atmosphere in Space?
A Look at the Development of the Spacesuit, From Past to Present
Weightless Environment Training Facility (WETF): Simulating Space Conditions Underwater
A View of Astronauts Walking in Space