BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — NASA has revealed its new spacesuits that astronauts will wear on the planned Artemis III mission to return to the Moon.
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The new suits will be used by NASA astronauts as they become moonwalkers once again.
The spacesuits are being built by Axiom Space.
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Axiom Space debuted the first prototype of the new spacesuits Wednesday.
“NASA’s partnership with Axiom is critical to landing astronauts on the Moon and continuing American leadership in space. Building on NASA’s years of research and expertise, Axiom’s next-generation spacesuits will not only enable the first woman to walk on the Moon, but they will also open opportunities for more people to explore and conduct science on the Moon than ever before,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “Our partnership is investing in America, supporting America’s workers, and demonstrating another example of America’s technical ingenuity that will position NASA and the commercial space sector to compete – and win – in the 21st century.”
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NASA’s Artemis III mission is scheduled to launch sometime in 2025.
NASA hopes Artemis III will pave the way for a long-term, sustainable lunar presence and prepare for future astronaut missions to Mars.
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