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NASA's new Artemis spacesuit has been officially revealed

By T.K. Randall
March 16, 2023 · Comment icon 9 comments

The Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit. Image Credit: Axiom Space
NASA has published images of the spacesuit that astronauts will be wearing when they next set foot on the Moon.
Designed and built by Axiom Space, the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (or AxEMU), which will be worn by the astronauts on the lunar surface during the Artemis III mission, looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.

There's a good reason for this, too - the exterior aesthetics and logo were created by costume designer Esther Marquis who worked on the suits used in the TV series For All Mankind.

While the newly revealed spacesuit is mostly black in the initial promotional shots, the actual spacesuits worn during the mission will be the traditional white color.
"NASA's partnership with Axiom is critical to landing astronauts on the Moon and continuing American leadership in space," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.

"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."

"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."

Source: NASA.gov | Comments (9)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Hammerclaw 6 months ago
I like that suit. Reminds me of Oscar, in Heinlein's Have Spacesuit, Will Travel.
Comment icon #2 Posted by joseraul 6 months ago
Yeah, I dig it.  Let's turn it into a Jersey!
Comment icon #3 Posted by and-then 6 months ago
It's really exciting to see this progress.  I'm getting a chance to see man on the moon at both ends of my life.  I was 8 when we landed there the first time.  Looks like I'll be 64 or so for this one.  GO NASA!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Still Waters 6 months ago
I've not long finished watching that series, it's good. I like the dark colour.
Comment icon #5 Posted by spartan max2 6 months ago
White space suits are soooo yesterday 
Comment icon #6 Posted by Still Waters 6 months ago
The BBC have a 01:17 video about the new space suit.  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-64958875 Interesting video, worth a watch.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Desertrat56 6 months ago
I want to know why it is black, I know stripes of orange and blue, but black seems like a mistake, you need some neon color that will stand out in space or on the moon or mars.
Comment icon #8 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 6 months ago
From the article:  
Comment icon #9 Posted by Still Waters 6 months ago
The evolution of the SPACESUIT: How NASA's astronaut outfits have changed through the years https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11868525/How-NASAs-spacesuits-changed-years.html

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