NASA Tests Technology, Practices Artemis Moonwalks in Arizona Desert #WearableWednesday

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Wearing some modified gear these Astronauts to be are prepping for a moon walk. Fit for the Arizona heat the suits are missing some key components but maintain a certain presence. It gives the appearance of a late night B movie but, rest assured this isn’t low budget. These are important tests for the kinds of experiments and samples they will want to collect.

Via NASA:

NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Andre Douglas are serving as the crewmembers and wearing mockup spacesuit systems as they traverse through the desert, completing a variety of technology demonstrations, hardware checkouts and Artemis science-related operations.

During the test, two integrated teams will work together as they practice end-to-end lunar operations. The field team consists of astronauts, NASA engineers, and field experts in the Arizona desert conducting the simulated moonwalks, while a team of flight controllers and scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston monitor and guide their activities.

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