On October 9th,NASA (NASA) has unveiled a renderer of the next generation of aerospace suits for a peek.
NASA says astronauts will wear a new one on a mission back to the moon calledExploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit (exploratory out-of-vehicle mobile unit)
Safety is the most important function of xEMU. NASA learned about the lunar soil environment from Apollo's lunar landing mission. The greatest danger is that small pieces of glass on the lunar surface suddenly pose a danger to astronauts.Dustproof functionTo prevent inhaling lunar dust that can pollute the clothing's life support system or other spacecraft.
The portable life support system of xEMU has also been improved, and the miniaturized electronic system in the spacesuit has further upgraded the stability of the spacesuit and increased the time for spacewalk.
XEMU also has greater mobility with the redesigned communication system, thanks to the embedded microphone system. What the astronauts had taken before. Of course, space diapers are not retired, making it easier for astronauts to perform long-term missions.
In addition, xEMU also supports modular design, such as the rapid replacement of protective masks on helmets rather than the entire helmet, rich expansibility can also allow a spacesuit to adapt to both the moon and Mars surface environment.