NASA unveils new spacesuits for more Moon missions

16 Octobre, 2019, 14:34 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • NASA unveils new spacesuits for more Moon missions

The other new spacesuit, the Orion crew survival suit, will be used during transit between Earth and the Moon.

Prototypes of the Orion Crew Survival Suit that will be worn on the journey and the Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (xEMU) for the lunar surface were unveiled at Nasa's Washington headquarters Tuesday ahead of the agency's planned return to the Moon by 2024.

Before the first lunar landing in 1969, engineers anxious that the lunar soil wouldn't support the weight of a spacesuit and the astronaut inside, but now a greater danger is that the lunar soil is composed of tiny glass-like shards which may damage the suit.

The design criteria? After keeping the crew safe, including America's first woman moon walker, it's all about mobility.

NASA doesn't only plan to use these suits on the Moon. "We want systems that allow our astronauts to be scientists on the surface of the Moon".

Amy Ross, NASA's lead spacesuit engineer, said: "Basically, my job is to take a basketball, shape it like a human, keep them alive in a harsh environment and give them the mobility to do their job".

New England Patriots Suspend Michael Bennett For One Week
The defensive end has become increasingly vocal with the media about his dissatisfaction with playing time. Michael Bennett has been suspended by the New England Patriots for one week for conduct detrimental.

Mondial 2022. Le choc des deux Corées sans vainqueur... ni public
Ces derniers ont dû rentrer à leur hôtel pour trouver la connexion Internet et envoyer un compte-rendu à leur fédération. Il n'y aura en effet dans le stade Kim Il Sung au coup d'envoi ni supporteurs sud-coréens ni journalistes étrangers.

5 talking points ahead of Republic of Ireland’s Georgia test
I don't get that. "What is important today is these little decisions that we make, they actually decide games, little intricacies".

A bulky, mostly white prototype suit with blue and red arms was demonstrated by Kristine Davis, a spacesuit engineer at the Johnson Space Center. For picking up a rock or setting up a scientific instrument, "you need that upper torso mobility", she said.

"If we remember the Apollo generation, we remember Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, they bunny hopped on the surface of the Moon", Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine told a hall filled with students and interns at the space agency.

The next-generation suits were made for the Artemis programme, which aims to land the first woman and next man on the moon by 2024. And it promises the spacesuits will fit all of its astronauts, so that it won't run into any mishaps like having to cancel the first female spacewalk due to an ill-fitting suit.

One suit of orange fabric will be worn by astronauts when inside the spacecraft.

But NASA said Tuesday it is going to try again for an all-female spacewalk on October 21, this time with Koch and fellow astronaut Jessica Meir.

Another attempt for the first all-female spacewalk, a roughly six-hour crawl on the exterior of the space station to install new batteries, is back on for Thursday, Nasa said in a news release on Tuesday.

Conseillé:

  • Jeunes agressés à Bourges, Thauvin réagit

    Antonio Texeira, le président de la Ligue du Centre-Val de Loire de Football n'exclut pas de se porter partie civile. Florian Thauvin (26 ans) a réagi à l'agression de jeunes de son ancien club, Ingré, à Bourges, en coupe Gambardella.
    Ohio State vs. Northwestern Prediction, Preview, and Odds

    Ohio State vs. Northwestern Prediction, Preview, and Odds

    Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day watches his team warm up prior to the October 5 game against Michigan State. They're sound at what they do. (Linebacker) Paddy Fisher is the guy in the middle, kind of keeps everything going.
    Gallagher leads Canadiens past Blues 6-3

    Gallagher leads Canadiens past Blues 6-3

    Six different Canadiens scored goals, but it was the top line of Tomas Tatar , Phil Danault and Gallagher that led the way. The Blues scored 50 power play goals with a 21.1% success rate on power play opportunities last season.
  • Emma De Souza ruling 'out of spirit' with Good Friday Agreement - Varadkar

    Emma De Souza ruling 'out of spirit' with Good Friday Agreement - Varadkar

    Brexit news: what happens next? However, he refused to rule out the government proceeding on any deal without the party's support. Speaking ahead of her meeting with Mr Johnson, Arlene Foster appeared to pour cold water on that proposal.
    Neil Patrick Harris Joins 'Matrix 4'

    Neil Patrick Harris Joins 'Matrix 4'

    Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will star in The Matrix 4 , reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. Neil Patrick Harris has signed on for a role in Warner Bros .'s fourth Matrix film, according to Variety .
    Kim Jong Un: The pain turns to anger

    Kim Jong Un: The pain turns to anger

    Several experts said much of the rhetoric in the KCNA report revolves around the economy, and they suspect North Korea may soon conduct a space launch.
  • F1 reaches deal to hold Miami Grand Prix

    F1 reaches deal to hold Miami Grand Prix

    Reports suggest permission still needs to be granted by the Miami-Dade County officials before getting the go-ahead. It is the latest development in an attempt by F1's owners, USA firm Liberty Media, to establish a race in Miami .
    Freddie Kitchens - Banged-up Baker Mayfield to play vs. Pats

    Freddie Kitchens - Banged-up Baker Mayfield to play vs. Pats

    They'll practice Wednesday before breaking for the rest of the week. "Just trying to get his body back a little bit". Kitchens said he had no doubt Mayfield will be ready to play the New England Patriots on October 27.
    South Korea's Bento preaches caution ahead of Pyongyang tie

    South Korea's Bento preaches caution ahead of Pyongyang tie

    On the field, there are other issues such as the artificial grass in the stadium. We will just focus on the game ", Son said.
  • Typhoon Hagibis leaves dozens dead in Japan

    Typhoon Hagibis leaves dozens dead in Japan

    At least one deadly landslide was reported by NHK outside Tokyo . "Who would have thought it would get this bad?" she said. The storm brought the Greater Tokyo region - the world's most populous metropolitan area - to a standstill last Saturday.
    USMNT: Canada beats U.S.  to end 34-year, 17-game winless streak

    USMNT: Canada beats U.S. to end 34-year, 17-game winless streak

    In all the little ways in a game like that, they were on top of things. "You could see the disappointment in his face". And based on Tuesday's display, the future is bright for Canada , who never gave United States of America a sniff.
    David De Gea limps off early as Spain clinch Euro 2020 spot

    David De Gea limps off early as Spain clinch Euro 2020 spot

    United face a Liverpool side unbeaten so far in the league this season and aiming for an 18th consecutive Premier League win - a total that would equal the record held by Manchester City.


Populaire

Jessica Thivenin donne des nouvelles de son fils
L'opération, qui a duré entre quatre et cinq heures, s'est bien déroulée et malgré des tuyaux partout, Maylone va bien. Même s'il devront encore patienter une dizaine de jours, le plus dur semble derrière eux.

José Anigo est de retour, dans un club légendaire
François Modesto, qui travaillait à l'Olympiakos, rejoint également ce club mythique en tant que directeur technique. Les deux hommes seront donc au service de Sabri Lamouchi qui réussit son début de saison dans son nouveau club.

Switzerland beat Ireland to keep automatic Euro hopes alive
He was included along with Enda Stevens and Alan Browne in place of Callum Robinson, Matt Doherty and Conor Hourihane. Switzerland , third in Group D with 11 points, have a game in hand and are now in pole position to top the group.

Nationals burst into World Series after sweeping Cardinals
Corbin notched 12 strikeouts through five innings just one day after Strasburg tallied 12 of his own against the Cardinals. After Rainey got three outs, and Doolittle got five, Hudson came in for his fourth save in four chances this postseason.

James Gunn says Warner Bros "offered whatever I wanted" after Disney sacking
The director was replying to a fan question about his collaboration with the studio for upcoming The Suicide Squad came about. The director James Gunn made headlines when he was shown the door by Disney for his controversial tweets.

Brandon King & Hayden Walsh Jr. to make West Indies debut
Whereas, Walsh also made the most of playing for eventual champions Barbados Tridents this season with 22 wickets in 9 matches. Shepherd was also part of the West Indies A sides that faced India A in the one-dayers in the Caribbean earlier this year.

Sabres' Victor Olofsson sets National Hockey League power-play goal record
The Sabres scored 221 total goals last season while collecting 378 assists. The Sabres selected Olofsson in the seventh round of the 2014 draft.

‘Lady and the Tramp’ Recreate Iconic Spaghetti Scene in New Trailer
Lady the Cocker Spaniel is voiced by Tessa Thomspon, the dog who is forced out of her home after the arrival of a new baby. The live-action Lady and the Tramp movie will premiere on Disney + in November.

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan says Jalen Ramsey will play in Week 6
It was unusual for Jaguars defensive coordinator Todd Wash not to see Jalen Ramsey on the field these past two road games. Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew popped up on the injury report on Thursday as he battles a groin problem.

Gianluigi Donnarumma salutes Mancini after Italy book Euro 2020 place
Brazilian-born midfielder Jorginho converted a penalty after the hour mark after a blatant handball by Andreas Bouchalakis . They approach the European tournament searching for just their second title after 1968 having finished runner-up twice.