The suits, called extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), are designed to keep astronauts safe when taking spacewalks outside of the ISS.

The OIG report said that "only 11 of the 18 original EMU Primary Life Support System units – a backpack-like structure that performs a variety of functions required to keep an astronaut alive during a spacewalk – are still in use, raising concerns that the inventory may not be adequate to last through the planned retirement of the ISS." Read more...

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NASA doesn’t have replacements for its aging spacesuits

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NASA may be running out of spacesuits. 

According to a new report from the space agency’s Office of Inspector General, NASA may not have enough spacesuits to make it through 2024—the year when the Space Station is expected to end its operational life under NASA and the other international agencies.

The suits, called extravehicular mobility units (EMUs), are designed to keep astronauts safe when taking spacewalks outside of the ISS.

The OIG report said that “only 11 of the 18 original EMU Primary Life Support System units – a backpack-like structure that performs a variety of functions required to keep an astronaut alive during a spacewalk – are still in use, raising concerns that the inventory may not be adequate to last through the planned retirement of the ISS.” Read more…

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