Recent Stories from Caroline Brauchler
Lunar research is not only taking one giant leap—but two—as a team sends a spacecraft to a geological mystery and another grows plants in lunar soil brought back to Earth.
If NASA wants to achieve its goal of returning to the moon in this decade, it first needs a new spacesuit that can protect its astronauts on the lunar surface. While spacesuit technology has existed for more than half a century, the manufacturers of astronaut attire have a huge job ahead of them to design, test and build the spacesuits that will propel space exploration in the years to come. NASA has contracted two commercial companies to design and build the next generation of spacesuits that will be used on the Artemis missions, the agency’s next moon missions. These spacesuits will be much different than the current ones that have been in use for nearly 40 years, according to space …