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NASA's new spacesuit passes microgravity tests

NASA's new spacesuit passes microgravity tests

NASA will receive new spacesuits, and they will be delivered by the private company Collins Aerospace. Naturally, new suits had to be tested extensively, and these suits have now passed even more tests.

New suits for the International Space Station

Although the International Space Station has an expiration date, it will take a few years before that happens. Until then, astronauts need new spacesuits, which are currently being developed and tested.

The new spacesuit is intended to replace the current version of the space station, and is officially called the “Extravehicular Mobility Module.” Astronauts have worn them for more than two decades during space station assembly and maintenance.

She was able to reach a milestone NASA Collins Aerospace is now announcing that the suit has been successfully tested on a microgravity aircraft (vulgo: vomit launcher). During parabolic flight, the pilot creates a state of weightlessness for about 20 seconds through a series of rollercoaster-like maneuvers. This allows engineers, scientists and technicians to test specific devices and conduct scientific experiments in a space-like environment. In the tests carried out now, short phases of weightlessness were used to test whether you could move well in weightlessness in the new suit – and it was successful. Of course, the testing process is not yet complete.

Now back to the vacuum chamber and pool at NASA's Johnson Space Center, because of course the most important property of a spacesuit is that it stays tight. Incidentally, the NASA complex is primarily dedicated to microgravity tests, and astronauts are also trained there for spacewalks and the like.


  • NASA receives new spacesuits from Collins Aerospace
  • The suits must be thoroughly tested for International Space Station use
  • The Extra-Vehicle Mobility Module replaces older models
  • Tests were successfully completed in a microgravity plane
  • Parabolic flights simulate weightlessness to test the suit
  • The ability to move in the suit in weightlessness has been confirmed
  • Further tests are planned in a vacuum chamber and NASA complex

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