NASA astronauts will get to fly to the Moon in fashion when Artemis III puts humans back on the lunar surface for the first time in 50 years. That’s because Prada is now teaming up with Axiom Space to create next-gen spacesuits for Artemis III.
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Axiom Space previously shared what its newest spacesuits looked like, but now the company says it will be pulling resources from Prada’s expertise for the materials and manufacturing of the project. One of the astronauts told the BBC that he believed Prada was up for the challenge because of their experience creating unique and highly fashionable designs.
Of course, that doesn’t mean people can expect Artemis III spacesuits to be designed to look like designer clothing or include fancy patterns. It’s important to maintain a good thermal environment for the spacesuits in environments like those found on the Moon.
Earlier this year, Axiom Space also showcased a new spacesuit, which the company said would be featured in NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions. We can expect to see changes in the suit due to the partnership between Prada and NASA. This will allow astronauts to have more freedom when exploring the moon’s surface.
The Prada designs won’t be utilized until Artemis III, which is sett to take place sometime after Artemis II, which will launch late next year or early 2025. NASA hasn’t nailed down a final launch window just yet, but knowing that both Axiom Space and Prada are working on the next-gen Artemis spacesuits means that astronauts will be in good hands during these upcoming historic missions.
Artemis II, the Orion lunar orbiter, will include both the first female and first black astronauts to be ever assigned to such a mission. This is a historic occasion.
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