# How old are the EVA space suits that are currently used on the ISS?

Scott Manly says in his new video Updates - JPL Visit, Mars 2020, Moon in 5 Year, EVA Changes, Indian ASAT after about 03:25 that the EMUs that NASA uses are getting on to 40 years old.

Is he talking about the actual EMUs currently on the ISS being close to 40 years old, or is it just the design that's that old?

• After wikipedia the Extravehicular Mobility Unit was introduced 1981 and used from 1983 to 2002. The Enhanced EMU was used from 1998 to present. But 40 years ago is 1979, the contract to build the EMU was received in 1974, so the design is up to 45 years old. The currently used enhanced EMU is up to 21 years old. But suits should be left on the ISS for up to two years only. – Uwe Apr 1 at 16:17