Extravehicular Activity (EVA): Astronauts Walk In Space
An astronaut wears a space suit helmet

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Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-8

This NASA video segment explains extravehicular activity and why it is an important aspect of space travel. As viewers watch astronauts perform EVAs, they learn that EVAs allow astronauts to conduct experiments in the shuttle's payload bay, to test new equipment in space and to repair satellites in orbit.

Extravehicular Activity (EVA): Astronauts Walk In Space
Duration: 1 minute, 31 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:
Environment, Temperature and Space Debris Pose Challenges for Space Walkers
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: Simulating Space Conditions Underwater
A View of Astronauts Walking In Space