In March, prototypes of the suits that NASA astronauts will use on the Artemis 3 mission, scheduled for the end of 2025, were unveiled. The return to the moon will have a more elegant touch thanks to a collaboration between Axiom Space, the company chosen to supply the suits, and Prada.
The statement details that Experts from the Italian fashion brand will work with the Axiom Space team throughout the entire design processWith the aim of developing solutions for materials and functions that meet the requirements of the lunar mission.
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The latest version of the suit is getting a little closer to the final design, It will be in white, with several sizes available for different crew members and features adjustable capabilities to suit the peculiarities of each body.
the facts AxEMU (Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit)which is an evolution of the design used by NASA It was designed to give astronauts greater flexibility, but also greater protection against the inhospitable lunar environment.
In the words of Michael Suffredini, CEO of Axiom Space, the collaboration with Prada was not a random choice. In addition to all the brand’s experience in terms of design and production techniques, the company believes that the collaboration can give a more “human” touch to the project.
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Remember that, even before returning to Earth’s natural satellite, Artemis 2 space missionScheduled for November 2024, It will take a crew of four astronauts on a journey around the moon for the first time since 1972.
Christina Hammock Koch, Jeremy Hanson, Victor Glover, and Reed Weisman They are the four astronauts who make up the Artemis II crew.
Training for the mission has already begun. In a first stage, The crew will learn how to handle the main systems. The astronauts will also practice flight operations, including in a simulator to operate the Orion spacecraft’s displays, controls, and audio and video systems. to learn Communicate with Mission Control and Remote Recovery teams It is another essential component of training.
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