The Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-12


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.