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Shuttle Suit Mockup

The visitor center featured a number of space suits in the auditorium, including a Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) mockup.

Unlike previous American space suits, the Shuttle EMU is not a single garment. There are various components of the base suit, including arms and upper and lower torso assemblies, in addition to the traditionally-removable gloves and helmet. These additional components are mixed and matched to fit the astronaut performing the EVA.

As such, there are only a very small number of "suits", and they are still in use on the ISS. Most or all "Shuttle space suits" displayed in museums are mockups.

See NASA's Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) educator guide for additional information.

This particular mockup didn't appear to be very high fidelity. In particular, the arms seem to be comically long.

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