NASA selected Axiom Space to deliver a moonwalking system for the Artemis III mission, currently planned for 2025, which will land Americans on the surface of the moon for the first time in more than 50 years. Axiom participated in the reveal of the first prototype spacesuit March 15, 2023, during an event at Space Center Houston in Texas. Called the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU), it builds on NASA’s spacesuit prototype developments and incorporates the latest technology, enhanced mobility and added protection from hazards on the moon.
This award is the first one under a competitive spacesuits contract and allows Axiom to pursue other commercial customers for its moonwalking services. The mutually beneficial approach helps bolster an emerging commercial market and grants NASA the right to use the data and technologies developed under the contract for future exploration efforts. Photo: Axiom Space