Astronauts working in the vacuum of space require a multi-layered suit designed for comfort, utility and protection from the harsh environment of space. Special outer gloves, boots and helmet are also needed. A life support backpack is worn to provide cooling, oxygen, and communications for the suited astronaut.
Visit the space center and take a picture with Andy the Astronaut! Our replica EVA (extra-vehicular activity) space suit from NASA’s Space Shuttle Program was specially designed to allow for photographic moments! Enter the space suit through its backpack and pose as an astronaut! Check out its adjustable visor!