University Researchers and NASA Engineers Test Future Spacesuits for Mars Missions

University researchers and engineers from University of North Dakota test their NDX-1 spacesuit inside the regolith bin at the Swamp Works facility at NASA KSC. Photo Credit: NASA

Astronaut spacesuits have evolved to purpose a variety of tasks and missions since the historic flight of Alan Shepard in 1961. In the past, protective spacesuit […]

NASA Goes With 'Option B' for Future Asteroid Redirect Mission

The Asteroid Redirect Vehicle, part of NASA’s Asteroid Initiative concept, is shown traveling to lunar orbit using its solar electric propulsion system in this artist’s concept. Image credit: NASA

Asteroids are getting a lot of attention, today in particular, because asteroid 2014 YB35 will be coming within 0.03 Astronomical Units (AU) of Earth. There […]

NASA Hedges On Critical Suit Battery Resupply

EMU PLSS (top) with SAFER (bottom). Photo: NASA

NASA has confirmed to AmericaSpace that the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) Long Life Batteries (LLBs) will not be launching solely on SpX–4, as originally planned. Instead, according to NASA, two of the four LLBs have already been sent to Russia for launch aboard a Soyuz scheduled […]

Extreme Makeover: Astronaut Edition—NASA's Futuristic New Spacesuit Designs

The new Z-2 Spacesuit being developed by NASA for missions to the Moon and Mars. Photo Credit: NASA

If you’ve ever wondered what the latest fashion trends are for NASA astronauts, then here is your answer. For the first time in nearly 30 years, spacesuits for American astronauts are being given a complete makeover […]

Smithsonian Opens New Exhibit: 'Suited for Space'

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum held an event detailing the evolution of spacesuits entitled “Suited for Space.” Photo Credit: The Smithsonian Institute

WASHINGTON, DC — A new exhibit, dubbed “Suited for Space,” opened to the public Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. It’s organized by the […]

Retro Space Images: Are You Ready?

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Suit Up — Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham suits up for a test at the Kennedy Space Center on September 9, 1968.

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Spacecraft Films: Remembering Apollo 11

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Forty-four years ago three men thundered aloft carrying the hopes and dreams of an entire world. Spacecraft Films and AmericaSpace will mark this occasion with a series of articles as well as photo and video features. We hope that you enjoy them […]

Retro Space Images: Preparing For an Ocean of Storms

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Practice Makes Perfect — Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean participate in an EVA training exercise at Kennedy Space Center in October 1969.

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