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A test at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston of the spacesuit astronauts will wear in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on trips to deep space. NASA/Bill Stafford
Exploration

NASA’s $200M Spacesuit Problem Threatens Its Deep Space Exploration Plans

NASA is years away from having new spacesuits for its deep space astronauts despite spending nearly $200 million on three separate development efforts over the past decade.

April 26, 2017
5:56 PM EDT
A NASA gallery image of three spacesuits: the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), the Constellation Space Suit System, and the Z-2 suit prototype of the Advanced Space Suit Project. NASA