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Space Fact of the Week

Next Generation Spacesuit "Astro" Revealed

Patty Stoll of ILC Dover wearing the Next Generation Spacesuit

Nicknamed Astro, this Next Generation Space Suit system has many improvements that will make future crewed missions better equipped for spacewalks on the Moon and Mars. In addition to being lighter and smaller, the new extravehiclular activity (EVA) suit and a life support backpack has "carbon dioxide removal tech" for longer missions, improved mobility joints and torso design, and Astro gloves which will allow astronauts to communicate using HD video.


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