New spacesuit is built for moonwalking

March 27th, 2023

This new Artemis III spacesuit prototype, the AxEMU, will have additional outer layers that will be the familiar all-white color when the suit is worn by NASA astronauts on the Moon’s surface. Photo: Axiom Space. As NASA selected Axiom Space to deliver a moonwalking system for the Artemis III mission, the company participated in activities […]

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Wearable tech exhibit features new spacesuit

July 23rd, 2019

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), is giving guests a look at Boeing's pioneering new Starliner spacesuit, a recent release from MSI announced.  The Starliner spacesuit borrows from historic designs but uses advanced materials and new joint patterns to allow for lighter weight, enhanced flexibility and greater temperature control for astronauts. Components include a soft helmet […]

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NASA announces winning concepts

March 17th, 2016

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced the winners of its Space Suit Textile Testing Challenge, managed for NASA by NineSigma and launched in October 2015 under the umbrella of the NASA Tournament Lab. The competition yielded innovative concepts for spacesuit testing that will be applicable on future space exploration missions, including the agency's […]

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Knitted spacesuit a finalist for LAUNCH 2013

September 16th, 2013

Los Angeles-based textile engineering company Fabdesigns Inc. has announced that its flat-knitted armored compression spacesuit has been selected as one of the top 20 finalists in the “LAUNCH 2013 Systems Challenge.” The company’s initial focus for the new fabric is NASA’s potential space mission to Mars, since astronauts would be exposed to an extremely hostile […]

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