On March 15, 2023, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its partner, the space company Axiom Space, launched a spacesuit to carry out the Artemis III lunar mission.
The new suit is called the Alien Exploration Mobility Unit (xEMU).
The new suit is called the Alien Exploration Mobility Unit (xEMU) designed and manufactured by Axiom Space. (Photo: Espace Axiome)
The new costume has a name Extraterrestrial Mobility Vehicle (xEMU) designed and manufactured by Axiom Space under a $225.5 million contract with NASA. The suit is designed with many flexible features and superior thermal protection compared to the suit used in the Apollo mission over 50 years ago, with a higher load capacity including multiple layers of protection, a supporting backpack , lights and high definition. Helmet-mounted video cameras.
Axiom Space’s chief engineer, Mr. Jim Stein, appeared on the NASA stage during the presentation of this astronaut suit. The introductory costume is black with blue and orange trim. “Score an exclusive design”. However, The final version will traditionally be white to effectively block thermal radiation from the Sun and protect astronauts. of the Moon’s harsh temperature environment.
Deputy Director of Space Operations Programs at Axiom Space, Mr. Russell Ralston estimated that the Axios Space backpack in the suit will play a mobile survival role to ensure that astronauts can work in space for 8 hours continuously .
Multi-layer suits include a hollow layer to keep air inside like a balloon and a fixed layer to maintain the shape of the suit. Additionally, the suit also features an insulating layer made of different fabrics to protect the astronauts from significant temperature changes on the Moon. The outer layer is designed to prevent dust and tearing when exposed to sharp rocks and dirt. Axiom Space Company describes the newly launched suit as a “revolution” since the completion of the Apollo mission.
Artemis III Mission Expected to take place in late 2025, about a year after the end of the Artemis II mission, which took the exploration ship Orion and 4 astronauts (3 Americans and 1 Canadian) around the Moon. NASA will announce the identity of the astronauts for this mission on April 3. Artemis III will be the first mission to land on the South Pole of the Moon.
Article source: VNA/News Journal
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On March 15, 2023, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its partner, the space company Axiom Space, launched an astronaut suit to carry out missions…