The space suit lands the astronauts with a new look | American News
A new spacesuit designed for astronauts wishing to land on the moon has been demonstrated in Texas.
NASA has awarded Houston-based company Axiom Space a $228.5 million contract to provide the suits for the first moon landing in more than 50 years.
The space agency is targeting late 2025 at the earliest to land two astronauts at the moon’s south pole.
The suits are designed to be more flexible than before, with Axiom Space Chief Engineer Jim Stein being able to crouch and twist at the waist.
Although the finished item was white, to reflect heat and keep would-be moonwalkers cool, the featured costume was black.
It also offers extra protection against the moon’s harsh environment and will be available in a range of sizes.
The company said it plans to have versions available for NASA training purposes later this summer.
The final version will be different, the company said.