The American company Axiom Space presented the prototype of the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU) spacesuit for the next space mission to the Moon.
This is reported by Axiom Space.
The AxEMU spacesuit was developed by engineers at the NASA Johnson Space Center.
It offers flexibility, better protection against harsh conditions and is equipped with tools for research purposes.
Unlike the clothes worn by Apollo astronauts more than 50 years ago, the AxEMU is “rentable,” meaning it can be rented out to the space agency.
On the outside, the suit has a white outer layer that will reflect heat and protect the wearer from extremely high temperatures under sunlight.
For the presentation, the space suit was designed in the company’s signature colors – blue, black and orange.
|AxEMU space suit. Photo: Axiom Space|
To create AxEMU, Axiom Space collaborated with a team of industry experts including KBR, Air-Lock, Arrow Science and Technology, David Clark Company, Paragon Space Development Corporation, Sophic Synergistics and APT Research.
Axiom collaborated with costume designer Esther Marquis to create the special cover layer.
We will remind you that NASA launched a rocket to the moon with the “Artemis I” mission. Its goal is to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon for the first time in half a century.
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