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IPFS News Link • Space Travel and Exploration

SpaceX New EVA Suit is One of Many New Space, Moon and Mars Suits

•, by Brian Wang

The development of many new suit and the execution of the spacewalk will be important steps toward a scalable design for spacesuits on future long-duration missions as life becomes multiplanetary.

This EVA suit evolve from the Intravehicular Activity (IVA) suit, the EVA suit provides greater mobility, a state-of-the-art helmet Heads-Up Display (HUD) and camera, new thermal management textiles, and materials borrowed from Falcon's interstage and Dragon's trunk.

At ~700 km above Earth, the EVA suit will support the @PolarisProgram's Polaris Dawn crew in the vacuum of space during the first-ever commercial astronaut spacewalk.

The new suit has ring joints at the shoulder and wrist.