NASA  Revolutionary Spacewalking and Moonwalking Technology

NASA’s Expansion 

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NASA awards task orders to Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace for spacewalking and moonwalking suits. 

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NASA aims to enhance its commercial space industry and support exploration in low-Earth orbit, the moon, and Mars. 

Purpose of Expansion 

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Axiom Space will develop a spacesuit for moonwalking during Artemis III and assess it for use outside the ISS. 

Axiom Space’s Role 

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Collins Aerospace will develop a spacesuit for spacewalks in microgravity outside the ISS and assess it for lunar surface use. 

Collins Aerospace’s Role 

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NASA seeks redundancy in suit systems despite differences between low-Earth orbit and the lunar surface. 

Suit Compatibility 

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NASA awards Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace task orders for spacewalking and moonwalking suits. 

Future Considerations 

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