NASA’s Space Suits

Today in class, we learnt about the importance of Space Suits and why astronauts have to wear one.

The most interesting fact:

  • Connected to the back of the suit is a tool called SAFER. SAFER has several small thruster jets, and if an astronaut floated away from the space station, he or she could use SAFER to fly back.

Below is a great link for the children to interact and navigate around the different types of Space Suits available.

https://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/nasa_spacesuit/

 

This link allows the children to dress the astronaut with the correct gear!

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/playandlearn/dress-me-for-space.html