NASA has signed a $228 million contract with American company Axiom Space to develop new spacesuits to be used by the Moon-going crew of Artemis III.
Missions like this require special clothing, unlike those worn on the International Space Station. In addition to the large temperature changes, the new models also have to deal with the lower gravity of the moon and the large amount of dust on our satellite.
In 2019, the American space agency announced that it was working on creating new costumes, but a new report was released last year stating that the equipment would not be ready in time for landing.
To meet the program, NASA had to outsource production to two private companies, Collins Aerospace and Axiom Space. Last Wednesday (14), it was announced that Axiom suits will be used in Artemis III, which is scheduled for 2025.
After a 50-year hiatus, the mission is supposed to recover manned flights to the Moon. In addition, he must embark the first woman to set foot on the lunar surface.
But for now, the US space agency is struggling to get the first rocket in the program off the ground, which has been continually delayed due to various problems with the rocket, including a liquid hydrogen leak from one of the boosters.
Source: Tec Mundo
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