1. Artemis space suits intended to be worn on the moon will not return to earth

The history-making spacesuits worn by the first woman and next American astronaut to walk on the moon are being left on a SpaceX lunar lander rather than being returned to Earth for reuse or museum display.

Axiom Space, the Houston-based space company chosen by NASA to design, build and outfit the spacesuits for the 2025 Artemis 3 lunar landing mission, unveiled a prototype of its lunar robe (opens in new tab) during a press event at Space Center Houston on Wednesday (March 15). Axiom President and CEO Michael Suffredini and Mark Greeley, the company’s spacewalk program manager, discussed the fate of the Artemis 3 spacesuits (opens in new tab) in a short interview.

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