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NASA’s Loses Its New Spacesuit Redundancy
NASA’s Loses Its New Spacesuit Redundancy

Keith’s note: In case you missed it while the Starliner thruster issue has been in the headlines, yet another EVA was canceled due to a spacesuit issue. First there was a problem with a suit’s comfort/flexibility. Then there was a water leak the other day. Scratch two EVA attempts. These suits are 50-ish years old – older than some of the astronauts who wear them. Now NASA is going to the Moon for long duration stays and new space suits are needed. Axiom and Collins had xEVAS contracts. Now Collins has decided to discontinue their work leaving only one company to produce the new spacesuits. Redundancy in terms of suppliers has been a smart thing that NASA has been doing. Now they will have only one spacesuit option and if it is delayed then that becomes a big pacing item for the whole Artemis thing – as if there are not already enough of those.

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  • NASA Watch
  • June 26, 2024
Axiom Says That Their NASA-funded Space Station Is Not NASA-Funded

Hmm @DittmarML just said @Axiom_Space is the only company to develop a commercial space station without government funding. What about that $140 million NASA gave them? See https://t.co/pFygWiDNOq Oh yes what about the Starlab station that Nanoracks announced this morning? pic.twitter.com/XzJXw3l627 — NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) October 21, 2021 Mary Lynne Dittmar Testimony – Hearing: International Collaboration and Competition in Space: Oversight of NASA’s Role and Programs “Axiom is the first […]

  • NASA Watch
  • October 21, 2021
Trying To Figure Out The Axiom Team's NASA Agreements (Updated)
Trying To Figure Out The Axiom Team's NASA Agreements (Updated)

Keith’s note: On 27 January 2020 NASA issued a release NASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station. This title and a lot of the wording are misleading since the release actually says “NASA selected Axiom from proposals submitted in response to a solicitation through Appendix I of NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) 2 Broad Agency Announcement, which offered private industry use of the station […]

  • NASA Watch
  • January 31, 2020
Expanding The ISS For Customers That No One Can Identify
Expanding The ISS For Customers That No One Can Identify

NASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station “The element will attach to the space station’s Node 2 forward port to demonstrate its ability to provide products and services and begin the transition to a sustainable economy in which NASA is one of many customers. NASA and Axiom next will begin negotiations on the terms and price of a firm-fixed-price contract with a five-year base performance period and […]

  • NASA Watch
  • January 27, 2020