Nasa is retiring the iconic big, puffy spacesuits worn by the first men to walk on the Moon. Instead, the agency has unveiled a new line of space fashion, more form-fitting and comfortable for men and women astronauts.
The new spacesuits were displayed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, during an event hosted for the media and students hosted by Axiom Space, the company that designed the garments.
The suits will be worn by astronauts travelling to the Moon as part of Nasa's Artemis programme. The new suit design is said to have cost $228.5m (£189.6m) to perfect.
Called the Axiom Extravehicular Mobility Unit (AxEMU), the spacesuit incorporates the latest technology, affords the wearer enhanced mobility and offers added protection from hazards on the Moon, Nasa said.
The pressurised garment has multiple protective layers; a backpack with life-support systems, and lights and a high-definition video camera mounted on top of the bubble-shaped...