Here’s the new spacesuit that astronauts will
wear to the Moon

Produced by: Pranav Dixit
Designed by: Pragati

Axiom Space designed the new spacesuit for astronauts exploring the Moon under NASA's Artemis program.

Spacesuit Axiom Space

The prototype suit was revealed at an event on Wednesday and is designed to improve mobility for astronauts working on the lunar surface.

Spacesuit Axiom Space

Spacesuit designer

The dark gray cover of the prototype was designed by Esther Marquis, who worked on the TV series For All Mankind, but the actual suit will be white for efficient thermal performance

The spacesuit, called the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU), will be used for the Artemis III mission, which will see the first woman and person of color walking on the Moon.

Spacesuit name

Spacesuit safety

The AxEMU incorporates the latest technology, enhanced mobility, and added protection from hazards at the Moon.

The Exploration Extravehicular Activity Services (xEVAS) contract will be used for future Artemis mission services, including moonwalking and spacewalking.

Future moon
mission services

Collins Aerospace was recently awarded a task order to develop new spacesuits for astronauts to wear during spacewalks on the International Space Station.

Collins Aerospace

Through Artemis, NASA will establish a long-term, sustainable lunar presence to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before and prepare for future astronaut missions to Mars.

Artemis lunar presence

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