US Spacesuits pp 231-294 | Cite as

The Space Shuttle program: Orbital EVA comes of age

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


The Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) was conceived to be a reusable space suit system for the Space Shuttle. To that end, it was designed as an integrated suit system that would be more robust, compact, mobile, maintainable and universally sizable than any preceding flight EVA system. However, what it would be, who would make what, who would act as integrator to design and deliver a certified system, how many suit systems might be implemented or even if there would be EVA suit systems were all unknown at the beginning of the Shuttle program.


Space Shuttle Suit System Locator Light Ancillary Equipment Angle Adjustment 
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