In Today’s Deep Space Extra… CubeSats will join astronauts aboard the first joint test launch of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion capsule, Artemis 2, as they journey around the Moon. ILC Dover and Collins Aerospace offer a look at what the next U.S. space suit might look like.
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This next-gen spacesuit could protect astronauts on the Moon and MarsCoalition Member in the News: Collins AerospaceSpace.com (8/8): Astro is a new space suit concept developed by ILC Dover and Collins Aerospace, two firms that worked to provide the NASA space suits in use aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Astro is envisioned for use by astronauts on the Moon and Mars and consists of the garment itself from ILC Dover and the back pack life support unit from Collins.
The surprisingly cozy truths of sleeping in spaceWired (8/8): Former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino describes what it’s like to rest up while flying weightless in space. Despite the lights, noise and “sleep over” like setting of sharing a small volume with other astronauts, it was “probably the best sleeping I’ve done in my life,” said Massimino, whose space shuttle spacewalks helped to upgrade the Hubble Space ...