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Getting a U.S. Spacesuit Ready for Spacewalk

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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.

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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.

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Source: NASA - Multimedia

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