I’ll need more than a leash to go for a walk in space

toy dog near space suit

NASA

Here I am with the spacesuit I learned about at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Astronauts wear suits like these for spacewalks. That’s when they go outside the International Space Station to install new devices or complete repairs on the space station. In Earth’s orbit, conditions can be as cold as minus 250 degrees Fahrenheit, and, in the sunlight, as hot as 250 degrees. A spacesuit like this protects astronauts from those extreme temperatures while providing oxygen to breathe and water to drink. They didn’t have my size, so I’ll stay indoors while on the station. But it was still important I learn how the spacesuits work. We astronauts have to understand every aspect of our missions!
Seaman Jr. mission to space logo
Traveling in the spirit of a Newfoundland dog that became one of the most famous members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Seaman Jr. will enjoy the sights of our home planet from the International Space Station,including amazing views of our national trails, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Actand NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration 60th anniversary.

The National Park Service and Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail invite you to learn more about Seaman, Jr.’s space journey! Follow his blog (go.nps.gov/NewfieNews) for special updates to see all of the missions in space and flashbacks to his training adventures at NASA centers and on the national trails.

Last updated: October 1, 2018