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Environment, Temperature and Space Debris Pose Challenges for Space Walkers

An astronaut floats out in space

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-8
Year: 1991
Subject: Life Science

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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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

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
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