NASA has selected Axiom Space to develop a moonwalking system for the Artemis III. For the first time in 50 years, this will put humans back on the surface of the Moon. It may be noted that the contract, with a base value of Rs 228.5 million is a task order to demonstrate their use on the lunar surface during Artemis III.
NASA Selected Axiom Space
To define the technical and safety requirements for the next generation of spacesuits, the space agency used its 50 years of spacesuit experience. Notably, Houston-based Axiom Space will be responsible for the design, development, qualification, certification, production of the spacesuits and support equipment.
Lara Kearney, Manager, EHP, NASA told in a press statement, ”NASA is proud to partner with commercial industry on this historic mission that will kickstart the United States building a lasting presence on the surface of the Moon. What we learn on Artemis III and future missions on and around the Moon will pave the way for missions to Mars.”
”Spacesuits enable us to literally take that neUnder EHP contracts, eligible private companies will compete for task orders that will provide a full suite of capabilities for NASA’s spacewalking and moonwalking needs. Future task orders will include those for recurring lunar landings, developing spacesuits for use in low-Earth orbit outside the International Space Station, and special studies.xt step,” Lara Kearney further added.