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Spacesuits and How They Work

A man stands in front of a spacesuit display

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 9-Higher Education
Subjects: Life Science

This NASA video segment explains what spacesuits are made of and how they work. Viewers learn that spacesuits, also known as Extravehicular Mobility Units, comprise a complex layering system of nylon, polyester, aluminized Mylar, and Nomex. The video clip also discusses the suit's life support system and the way that astronauts go to the bathroom during spacewalks.

Spacesuits and How They Work
Duration: 5 minutes 17 seconds
> View QuickTime [17MB]

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Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild