NASA Presents Its Next-Generation Spacesuits

NASA Presents Its Next-Generation Spacesuits
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NASA’s upcoming Artemis mission that’s scheduled to start in 2025 to return humans to the Moon requires a lot of work. This is somewhat surprising, considering that technology had evolved tremendously since 50 years ago when the space agency last sent astronauts to our natural satellite.

According to the New York Post, NASA revealed its next-generation spacesuits for the Artemis mission but also for future projects involving the International Space Station. Axiom Space, a private space infrastructure developer, as well as Collins Aerospace, meaning an aerospace and defense products supplier, teamed up to provide the new suits. 

Vanessa Wyche, who is director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, explained as the New York Post quotes:

When we get to the Moon, we will have our first person of color and our first woman that will be wearers and users of these suits in space.

The spacesuits are expected to allow astronauts to unlock new spacewalk capabilities beyond the International Space Station. The new clothes seem to have implemented a modern and sportier vibe, as Collins Aerospace officials said.

It will likely be worth the wait for humans to return to the Moon after 50 years. The Artemis mission might be a lot more diverse than expected. NASA even plans to put some LEGO astronauts on our natural satellite.

Lego Education explained, according to Space.com:

Each Space Team minifigure represents a real-life counterpart, such as a command pilot Kate and mission specialist Kyle, to help students better understand the diverse roles, backgrounds, and skillsets within the Artemis I team.

Each minifigure will host episodes featuring their NASA counterpart, as well as interact with students and teachers who submit questions and share their learning experiences on social media using #BuildtoLaunch.

If the Artemis mission goes as planned, the next step will be to land the first humans on Mars.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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