Educator Guide – Additional Resource
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.