The new Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit was unveiled today at Space Center Houston’s Moon 2 Mars Festival is a prototype with a full fleet of training spacesuits that will be delivered to NASA late this summer. The spacesuit will provide astronauts with capabilities for space exploration while providing NASA developed human systems needed to access, work and live on and around the Moon. “We’re carrying on NASA’s legacy by designing an advanced spacesuit that will allow astronauts to operate safely and effectively on the Moon,” said Michael T. Suffredini, Axiom Space president and CEO. “Axiom Space’s Artemis III spacesuit will be ready to meet the complex challenges of the lunar south pole and help grow our understanding of the Moon in order to enable a long-term presence there.”
“Our expert team is ready to provide NASA the next-generation spacesuit,” said Mark Greeley, Axiom Space, Extravehicular Activity (EVA) program manager. “We carefully considered years of lessons learned by NASA and used that experience to build a spacesuit for the Moon and for our future Axiom Space customers.”
The Axiom Space spacesuits provide increased flexibility and protection to withstand harsh environments and specialized tools to accomplish exploration needs and expand scientific research & opportunities. The new spacesuit utilizes innovative technologies that enable exploration of more of the lunar surface.