Educational Programs

Space Suit Hero

Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU)

Click on the images below to find out more about the different parts of an astronaut’s space suit, along with experiments, instructions for making your own EMU, and more!

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Helmet Assembly casm

Explore the helmet’s protective features, learn where in-suit snacks are stored, and find out what a "Snoopy Cap" is.

Upper Torso Assembly casm

Includes the Hard Upper Torso, Displays and Control Module, Arm Assembly, Primary Life Support System, and more!

Lower Torso Assembly casm

Learn about the Lower Torso Assembly, the suit’s 14 layers, the Liquid Cooling and Ventilation Garment, and important safety features.

Language Activity casm

Cross-curricular language activity for Grade 6 students, adaptable to earlier or later grades. Includes lesson-plan ideas and curriculum links.

Spacesuits Past, Present and Future casm

Find out about different styles of spacesuit and their purposes, and get a sneak peek at what astronauts might be wearing in the future.

The Need for Spacesuits: A Canadian Space Agency Mini-Package casm

Learn more about why astronauts needs spacesuits. Includes a fact sheet, three creative activities, and a scientific demonstration.

The EMU — Underwater! casm

Watch Chris Hadfield explain more about the Extravehicular Mobility Unit, as he trains at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near Houston, Texas.

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