Space suit and mission insignia patch worn by Dave Scott during the Apollo 15 lunar landing in July 1971. The dust on the suit is lunar dust. Tim Evanson

New Spacesuit System Could Repel Destructive Moon Dust

Lunar dust is sharp, jagged, and sticky, presenting a host of challenges to NASA astronauts on the surface of the moon.

Lunar dust covers the shins of astronaut Ed Mitchell, the lunar module pilot of Apollo 14, during one of his moonwalks in 1971. NASA