Mar 16, 2023

NASA Reveals Prototype Spacesuit The First Woman On The Moon Will Wear

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In the first public event presenting the Artemis III Lunar Space Suit, NASA revealed the prototype that will be worn by the first woman and person of color to go to the Moon. Made by Axiom Space, the next-gen spacesuit will eventually be white, but is currently on display with a black cover while they finalize the top layer’s final design.

The Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or AxEMU (fingers crossed this is the brief for the mission’s zero-gravity indicator plushie), got a grand reveal at Space Center Houston’s Moon 2 Mars Festival. As a prototype, it’ll join a fleet of training suits sent to NASA later this year so that astronauts can begin preparing for the next crewed lunar landing, Artemis III, set to take place in 2025.

“When that first woman steps down on the surface of the Moon on Artemis III, she’s going to be wearing an Axiom Spacesuit,” said associate administrator for NASA Bob Cabana at the reveal. “We’re going back to the Moon but we’re going to the South Pole this time. Why are we going there? It’s challenging. ”.

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