Advanced Space Suit Engineer at NASA Kristine Davis wears the xEMU prototype space suit during its presentation at NASA headquarters in Washington, October 15, 2019. NASA showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space agency’s Artemis moon program.
The Trump administration in March directed NASA to land humans on the moon by 2024, accelerating a goal to colonize the moon as a staging ground for eventual missions to Mars. One suit of orange fabric will be worn by astronauts when inside the spacecraft. Astronauts will wear the much bigger mostly white suit on the lunar surface.
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