Axiom Space has been awarded the first task order of NASA’s Extravehicular Activity Services (xEVAS) contract.
Under the terms of the task order, which has a value of $228.5 million, the Houston-based company will build the space agency’s next generation astronaut spacesuits to support the Artemis lunar missions.
The new spacesuits by Axiom Space will provide astronauts with advanced capabilities for space exploration while providing NASA commercially developed human systems needed to access, live, and work in microgravity as well as on and around the Moon.
Modernised, evolvable spacesuits
“Our team at Axiom Space is honored to be awarded this first task order to build the next-generation spacesuit. We are excited to provide our expertise to meet NASA’s exploration needs, while simultaneously serving our commercial customers in low Earth orbit and fulfill future space station goals that enable a commercial space economy,” said Michael Suffredini, Axiom Space’s president & CEO.
“Our modernised, evolvable spacesuits will enable rapid upgrades to implement better, safer technologies over time, ensuring our astronauts are always equipped with high performing, robust equipment.
“We look forward to providing our space pioneers with advanced tools needed to further humanity’s permanent expansion off the planet.”
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