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Today’s Deep Space Extra

16 Oct 2019, 13:57 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA unveiled new space suit concepts on Tuesday, one garment that will be worn by the men and women astronauts assigned to land on and explore the lunar surface and a second to protect them as they launch aboard the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion crew capsule and return to Earth. The agency also juggled spacewalk plans for late this week outside the International Space Station (ISS). As a result, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are to conduct the first ever spacewalk by two women as soon as Friday.
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NASA’s new spacesuits unveiled, for trips to the Moon and beyondNew York Times (10/15): In Washington, NASA Administrator on Tuesday unveiled new spacesuit prototypes for the launch of astronauts aboard the Orion and Space Launch System (SLS) to the surface of the Moon, beginning in 2024. The new Moon suit will more mobility and comfort for the future astronauts assigned to lunar surface exploration than did the Apollo space suits and the space suits now used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). A second suit will be worn by the Orion astronauts as they launch and land to protect them ...

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