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SpaceX New EVA Suit is One of Many New Space, Moon and Mars Suits

• https://www.nextbigfuture.com, by Brian Wang

The development of many new suit and the execution of the spacewalk will be important steps toward a scalable design for spacesuits on future long-duration missions as life becomes multiplanetary.

This EVA suit evolve from the Intravehicular Activity (IVA) suit, the EVA suit provides greater mobility, a state-of-the-art helmet Heads-Up Display (HUD) and camera, new thermal management textiles, and materials borrowed from Falcon's interstage and Dragon's trunk.

At ~700 km above Earth, the EVA suit will support the @PolarisProgram's Polaris Dawn crew in the vacuum of space during the first-ever commercial astronaut spacewalk.

The new suit has ring joints at the shoulder and wrist.


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