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Extravehicular Mobility Unit


      another name for an airtight spacesuit worn by astronauts while working
      outside of the spacecraft in space

The white suit that astronauts wear when they are working in space is sometimes called their Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU.

The EMU protects astronauts from the harmful environment of space.


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An astronaut dressed in a large, bulky spacesuit waves to the camera while working in space
Astronaut Steven Swanson is shown in an EMU spacesuit while floating outside the International Space Station.
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Page Last Updated: October 9th, 2014
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