The Importance of Spacesuit Fitting and Sizing: One Size Does Not Fit All
A man wears a spacesuit as he speaks with an interviewer

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

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-8
Year: 2002


This NASA video segment explores what an Extravehicular Mobility Unit is and how it is fitted for an astronaut. Viewers learn that the spacesuit is critical for the protection, mobility and comfort of astronauts. Viewers also learn that a spacesuit is made of components that are assembled to meet the needs of each individual astronaut. Multiple measurements are made of each astronaut from the circumference of their head to their vertical trunk diameter in order to find the best fit possible.

The Importance of Spacesuit Fitting and Sizing: One Size Does Not Fit All
Duration: 3 minutes 47 seconds
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This video clip is part of the NASA CONNECT™ Functions and Statistics: Dressed for Space DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.


Other video learning clips in this series:
What Is Atmospheric Pressure?
The Construction and Design Elements of Spacesuit Technology
Hands-on Activity in Spacesuit Design