Axiom Space Unveils Spacesuits For NASA’s Artemis Moon Mission

Axiom Space Unveils Spacesuits For NASA’s Artemis Moon Mission
Axiom Space Unveils Spacesuits For NASA’s Artemis Moon Mission

Axiom Space on Wednesday revealed a prototype of the lunar spacesuit that NASA plans to use for its astronauts during Artemis missions, which are set to launch after this decade.

This is a big deal for us” Axiom President and CEO Michael Suffredini said during an event at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

We’re pleased that humanity’s coming pathway on the moon are going to be in an Axiom spacesuit,” Suffredini added.

The company won an initial contract worth $228.5 million last year to design and make the spacesuits, which are planned for use on the Artemis III mission and onward. NASA’s Artemis program represents a series of missions with expanding goals. The agency successfully completed the first, uncrewed flight in December.

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In addition to Axiom, NASA also awarded a contract to Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of Raytheon , to make coming- generation spacesuits. Under the Exploration Extravehicular Activity Services program, NASA expects to give up to $3.5 billion for spacesuits through 2034.

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