Friday, May 24, 2024

First Update in 40 Years… “New Look” for NASA Spacesuits


NASA on Wednesday unveiled its new spacesuit, “Artemis 3,” at the Houston Space Center in the first spacesuit update in 40 years.

Unlike suits made by private space companies such as SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, NASA suits will not be limited to spacecraft, but will be worn by astronauts on the surface of the Moon, particularly at the South Pole. Human beings.

NASA worked with the company “Axiom Space” to develop the space suit. The suit consisted mainly of dark blue patches with orange on the shoulders and ankles, and a “V” on the chest. For the word “victory,” he said, the newspaper reportedThe New York Times“.

Correct ID by Russell Ralston, not Mark Greeley – Axiom Space Chief Engineer Jim Stein, left, shows off a prototype spacesuit with Assistant Manager Russell Ralston, Wednesday, March 15, 2023…

The suit will be worn by astronauts on Earth and during their training, the paper said, but when astronauts step onto the moon in 2025, the thick outer layer will be replaced with a white insulating layer for thermal protection.

However, the suit maintains joints near the elbows, a large backpack on the back for life support systems, a convex torso that connects to the helmet, and arms that bend away from the body. The dress is gender neutral and has various adjustable parts to fit all bodies and allow for more flexibility.

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