Prada To Design Nasa’s Spacesuits

‘Prada would bring expertise with materials and manufacturing to the project’

Prada To Design Nasa’s Spacesuits

Prada, a prestigious fashion house, contributed to the creation of space suits for the 2025 Moon mission so NASA astronauts would fly in style.

The outfits will be created by the Italian fashion firm in collaboration with Axiom Space, another private business.

Axiom stated in a press statement that Prada will provide knowledge of materials and production to the undertaking.

One astronaut told the BBC that Prada's skill in design made them up to the task.

This experience was gained through Prada's participation in the America's Cup sailing competition as well as on the Milan catwalks.

Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, who has flown five NASA missions and completed four spacewalks, said that Prada "has considerable experience with various types of composite fabrics and may actually be able to make some real technical contributions to the outer layers of the new space suit."

However, he warned against expecting to see astronauts dressed in "paisley spacesuits or any fancy patterns like that." The most important thing is to really maintain a favorable temperature environment.

"A spacesuit is essentially a small spaceship. He continued, It must maintain pressure, oxygen, and a comfortable body temperature.

Axiom presented a spacesuit earlier this year, saying it would be used on the future Artemis 3 mission.

The 55-kg suit was believed to fit female passengers better and weigh 55kg.

Using "innovative technologies and design," Artemis and Prada promised in a press release that they would enable "greater exploration of the lunar surface than ever before."