Suit Up: 50 Years of Spacewalks

This NASA documentary celebrates 50 years of extravehicular activity (EVA) or spacewalks that began with the first two conducted in 1965, first by Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov and then by American astronaut Edward White. Narrated by actor Jon Cryer, the documentary features interviews with NASA Administrator and astronaut Charles Bolden and NASA Deputy Administrator and spacesuit designer Dava Newman, as well as other astronauts, engineers, technicians, managers and luminaries of spacewalk history. They share their personal stories and thoughts that cover the full EVA experience—from the early spacewalking experiences, to spacesuit manufacturing, to modern day spacewalks aboard the International Space Station as well as what the future holds for humans working on a tether in space.

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