LOADING...
Loading ...
Text Size
The Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)

The first page of the Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit section

Product Type: Educator Guide - Additional Resource
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 5-12
Publication Year: 1998
Product Number: EG-1998-03-012-HQ
Subjects: Life Science


The current spacesuit is a complex garment. Not only does it protect from the extreme conditions of space, it is in itself a mobile life support system with an oxygen supply, electrical power, water-cooling equipment, ventilating fan, and an in-suit drink bag. This section of the Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide describes the components of the current extravehicular mobility unit, or EMU.

The Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) [631KB PDF file]

This document is part of the Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 31st, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild