Tucson Company Plays Key Role in Designing New Spacesuit

By Shelby Slaughter
Published: Mar. 16, 2023

TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) – It’s an out-of-this-world project with a local connection.

On Wednesday, March 15, NASA and Axiom Space revealed the prototype design for the new spacesuit to be worn by astronauts when they return to the moon.

Paragon President and CEO Grant Anderson said his team is ready to be a part of the next generation of the spacesuit. He added they are already looking at all aspects of what astronauts will encounter when they are up in space.

“We’re trying to anticipate what the issues are going to be,” Anderson said. “Making it versatile, making sure it fits different sizes of people and then also fully functional on the moon.”

One of those big issues is ensuring astronauts can move and survive in a lunar dust environment. Lunar dust is so unique it can’t be found or replicated on our planet.

But Anderson said they are trying to anticipate all those issues ahead of time.

There is no set date on NASA’s plans to return to the moon. But the goal is to get there in the next couple of years.

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