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NASA unveils the Artemis lunar suit

NASA unveils the Artemis lunar suit

It’s been more than 50 years since the last Apollo mission, however NASA’s ambitious Artemis program He seeks to return humans to the lunar surface afterward Long absence. But for that to happen, the space agency needs an updated moon suit, a prototype of which will be unveiled today.

Event begins at 10:30 a.m. ET and is hosted by Axiom Space – Third Party Vendor NASA chose him to build lunar suits. Axiom signed a $228.5 million contract with NASA in September last year in which the Houston-based company is to design, build and test spacesuits in preparation for NASA’s Artemis 3 mission, currently scheduled for late 2025.

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The moon suit will be unveiled at the Space Center in Houston, Texas and will feature several officials from NASA and Axiom, including NASA astronaut Kate Robbins, Axiom Space CEO Michael Suffredini, and Axiom astronauts Peggy Whitson and John Shoffner. In addition to revealing the lawsuit, the event will include a demonstration of the prototype, followed by a Q&A session for the media and students. You can watch the event live at NASA TVAnd Youtubeor in the live broadcast shown above.

The moon suit is one of several key technologies required to make Artemis 3 possible, the most notable of which is SpaceX’s Starship rocket, which will be launched and operated as a home on the moon. It does not guarantee that the moon suit will be ready in time for Artemis 3; NASA’s Office of Inspector General already has it warned One possible delay in the lawsuit, known as Expeditionary Extravehicle Mobility Units (xEMU).

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NASA and Axiom officials will likely be pressed on the matter, so we’ll be keeping an eye on that. Plus, we’ll be looking to see how true the Axiom suit is for Designs previously drawn by NASAThe next generation promises to be safe, flexible, comfortable, and able to withstand the extreme temperature changes expected at the lunar south pole.

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