NASA Spacesuit 2.0

NASA and Paragon are designing a new spacesuit.

Paragon has received authorization to begin work on NASA’s Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS). Paragon is beginning this work on the first major space suit redesign in over 40 years. Paragon is responsible for the design and manufacture of the suit’s life support and thermal control system. The first suits will support the debut flight of the new Orion spaceship, currently planned to launch in 2015. With modifications, the suit will go on to be used exploring the surface of the Moon and Mars.

 

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