November 18, 2022

Episode 345: Developing the next generation of space suits

A Tucson company is creating space suits for astronauts who will be taking the next steps on the moon and Mars.

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Episode 345: Developing the next generation of space suits

This episode is supported by the The Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
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A Tucson company is creating space suits for astronauts who will be taking the next steps on the moon and Mars. Paragon Space Development CEO Grant Anderson talks about the challenges in making the new suits more flexible and resistant to lunar and planetary dust.

Grant Anderson spoke with Tim Swindle, director of the University of Arizona Space Institute.

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