Not sure what to wear? We’ve got options. Both suits are used but have different purposes. The @SpaceX Crew Dragon suit is only worn for launch & re-entry. The Extravehicular Mobility Unit is perfect for a spacewalk. Suit up for #LaunchAmerica on May 27!
On October 11, 1984, @AstroKDS became the first American woman to walk in space. She was also the first woman to wear the 225-pound Extravehicular Mobility Unit to work in space. Dr. Sullivan’s durable spacesuit gloves now reside at @airandspace .
ISS Status (L2): "Following EVA 61, the crew reported a 10 mL ball of water on the Water Line Vent Tube Assembly (WLVTA) on extravehicular mobility unit'>Short Extravehicular Mobility Unit (SEMU) 3004 which was isolated to a leak in the WLVTA. The replacement was completed with no issues."
@NASA Spacesuit engineer Kristine Davis modelled the exploration extravehicular mobility unit (xEMU), designed for exploring the lunar surface, specifically the south pole – the target for @NASA 's next crewed lunar landing. It is designed to withstand temperatures of -150C to 120C https
Even astronauts have to try their suits on! In this photo taken #OTD in 2002, Expedition 6 flight engineer @astro_Pettit participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EVU) spacesuit fit check. He went on to use the suit to perform 2 spacewalks during the mission.
#OTD : April 4, 1983 launched the Space Shuttle Challenger on its maiden voyage into space from the Kennedy Space Center. This mission would be notable for being the first to use the Extravehicular Mobility Unit. #spacehistory
A U.S. spacesuit also known as an Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU for short.