Space is becoming an important area for startups and commercial investment. Therefore, I have decided to publish a weekly summary of the most important news in the fields of aerospace, space science and space technologies. Let me know if you appreciate this or have suggestions, and I will make sure that it turns out to be a useful resource as needed.
This week there was a plethora of space suit news and signs from several operators that there will be an orbital traffic boom in the near future. We're also heading to the annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) next week, so expect much more news tomorrow.
NASA displayed a brand new generation of spacesuits, including the first The American and the next American entering the moon will wear for this historic moment. The new Artemis suits are designed to scale from the smallest to the largest human body, which NASA announces to make the Astronaut program more accessible to a wider range of Americans. The agency should do everything in its power to fix this as it led to point 2 this week.
For the first time, NASA attempts to outsource the entire production of this generation of Artemis space suits (including the Orion survival suit, which is also revealed today and is only worn during the flight aboard the Orion capsule). To this end, NASA astronauts Christina H. Koch and Jessica Meir
as I have already suggested, have asked the industry for contributions to their design and development before establishing a proper tender.