Planets and Moons  ID: 13654

NASA Prepares to Explore the Moon: Spacesuits and Tools

Preparing to explore the surface of the Moon goes well beyond designing and building safe spacecraft and spacesuits. NASA also has to ensure the surface vehicles and suits have the mobility required to do science, and that astronauts have the tools they need to identify and scoop up rock and soil samples. Additionally, NASA astronauts are trained in geology, spending countless hours practicing doing science at locations on Earth that resemble regions they might see on the Moon. All this is done in an effort to establish a long-term presence on the Moon and to help answer some outstanding science questions about the history of Earth and of the solar system.

For more information:
Ten Things we Learn about Earth by Studying the Moon

Moon’s South Pole in NASA’s Landing Sites

A Few Things Artemis Will Teach Us About Living and Working on the Moon


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center