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Getting a U.S. Spacesuit Ready for Spacewalk

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:57 PM


Space Station Live: Getting a U.S. Spacesuit Ready for a Spacewalk

Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Mike Hopkins downlinked a video description of a U.S. spacesuit Jan. 4. Hopkins and NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio conducted two spacewalks just before Christmas to replace an ammonia pump module.

Read more about Expedition 38, http://go.nasa.gov/K2iyvd

Hopkins talks about the lengthy preparation to get ready for a spacewalk. He also shows some of the equipment necessary to operate a spacesuit during a spacewalk. The technical name for a spacesuit is Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or an EMU.

To learn more about the station, visit http://www.nasa.gov/station

Credit: NASA

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