Future NASA Moonwalkers To Sport Sleeker Spacesuits
March 15, 2023 12:08PM CDT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Moonwalking astronauts will have sleeker, more flexible spacesuits that come in different sizes when they step onto the lunar surface later this decade.
The spacesuits will be white like they were during NASA’s Apollo program more than a half-century ago to reflect heat and keep future moonwalkers cool.
The company behind the next-generation spacesuits said Wednesday the design is proprietary.
NASA awarded Axiom Space a $228.5 million contract to provide the moonsuits.
The space agency is targeting late 2025 at the earliest to land two astronauts on the moon’s south pole.