NASA to Include StemRad’s Radiation Vest in Orion’s First Mission to the Moon

NASA is set to include a radiation suit manufactured by Israeli company StemRad Ltd. in its upcoming Orion Exploration-Mission 1, scheduled for June 2020, according to a blog post published on the European Space Agency’s website last week. The mission is Orion’s first to reach the vicinity of the moon. 

The crewless mission is set to carry out radiation testing as part of the Matroshka AstroRad Radiation Experiment (MARE), a collaboration between NASA, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), The Israeli Space Agency (ISA), Lockheed Martin, and StemRad, according to the blog. Two dummies designed to record radiation levels, one donning StemRad’s radiation suit, will be used to assess and compare the levels astronauts may be exposed to during a lunar mission.

Read more on Calcalist here. 

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