NASA, Axiom Space to Reveal Artemis Moon Mission Spacesuit – Press Release

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WASHINGTON, March 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — A spacesuit prototype of what NASA astronauts, including the first woman, plan to wear on the surface of the Moon during the agency’s Artemis III mission, is set for reveal during a televised event hosted by Axiom Space beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. CDT) Wednesday, March 15, from Space Center Houston in Texas.

The event will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

NASA selected Axiom Space to deliver a moonwalking system to land the first astronauts near the lunar South Pole. Planned during the reveal activities are remarks from NASA and Axiom Space experts, a suit demonstration, as well as question-and-answer sessions with media and students.

Participants will include:

  • Bob Cabana, associate administrator, NASA
  • Vanessa Wyche, center director, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Lara Kearney, manager, Extravehicular Activity and Human Surface Mobility Program, NASA Johnson
  • Kate Rubins, NASA astronaut
  • Michael Suffredini, president and CEO, Axiom Space
  • Mark Greeley, program manager for Extravehicular Activity, Axiom Space
  • Russell Ralston, deputy program manager for Extravehicular Activity, Axiom Space
  • Peggy Whitson, Axiom-2 commander, Axiom Space
  • John Shoffner, Axiom-2 pilot, Axiom Space

The full event schedule is as follows (all times CDT):

  • 9 a.m.: In-person media one-on-one interviews with NASA and Axiom Space officials
  • 9:30 a.m.: Remarks and suit demonstration on NASA TV
  • 10:15 a.m.: Student question-and-answer session
  • 10:40 a.m.: Media question-and-answer session
  • 11:00 a.m.: Event concludes

U.S. media interested in participating in person or by phone, or obtaining a media kit, must contact Axiom Space no later than 12 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 14, by emailing media@axiomspace.com.

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