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Suited for Spacewalking Educator Guide

examines the technology behind space suits. Students learn about the environment of space, the history of spacewalking, NASA's current space suit, future space suits, and work that astronauts do during spacewalks. Students (grades 5-12) are challenged to design and build a protective garment that will permit future space travelers to explore the surface of Mars. (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)

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Interesting Fact:

As NASA prepares to travel back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond, astronauts will need a more advanced spacesuit. These pages describe the kind of improvements that are being designed for spacesuits that may be used to explore other worlds.
Astronauts Harrison H. Schmitt and Eugene A. Cernan practice sampling lunar sediment in a simulated Moon site constructed at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  The Apollo 17 astronauts were the las

Practice sampling lunar sediment


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