In 2025 and after more than 50 years, NASA will once again send people to the Moon and this time there will be room for women. After more than 50 years, the operation is back on track and this Wednesday they presented the suits that the summoned astronauts will wear.
“We are continuing the legacy of NASA by designing an advanced spacesuit that will allow astronauts to operate safely and effectively on the Moon”said Michael T. Suffredini, president and CEO of Axiom Space, the company that made the outfit.
“Axiom Space’s Artemis III spacesuit will be ready to meet the complex challenges of the lunar south pole and help increase our understanding of the Moon to enable a long-term presence there,” he added.
Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU) is the name of the imposing dark gray suit with orange and light blue details that will provide astronauts with advanced capabilities for space exploration while providing NASA with commercially developed human systems needed to access, live, and work on and around the Moon.
Axiom Spaces are designed to provide greater flexibility and protection to withstand the harsh environment and feature specialized tools to meet exploration needs and expand scientific opportunities.
In addition to modifying the suits, NASA also reported that in lArtemis III will land the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon, paving the way for a long-term sustainable presence and serving as a gateway for future astronaut missions to Mars. Artemis III is scheduled to land at its destination in December 2025.