Watch NASA's new documentary Suit Up, all about the art of the spacewalk

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Jun 1, 2015

The uber-geeks at NASA have released a new mini-documentary that is all about humans braving the murderous darkness of space with nothing but a suit to keep them from icy death. You know, the spacewalk. 

Dubbed Suit Up, the documentary aims to celebrate 50 years of extravehicular activity (EVA), going all the way back to the first ones — led by Russian Alexey Leonov in March 1965 and American astronaut Edward White in June 1965. Along with some awesome, vintage space footage, the doc also features interviews with NASA administrator and astronaut Charles Bolden, NASA deputy administrator and spacesuit designer Dava Newman and other astronauts, engineers and technicians who played a part in space history.

From the science to the people behind it all, NASA folks 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 (ISS). Of course, things wouldn’t be complete without a look toward the future and how we’ll handle spacewalks as we get further and further from Earth.

The documentary is narrated by actor Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), and it's awesome. Check it out below and let us know what you think:

(Via NASA)

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