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Moon landing is postponed: The first moon landing planned for the end of 2024 as part of the Artemis program will be postponed, said NASA Director Bill Nelson on August 10th. There are two reasons for this. First, the production of the moon landing modules was delayed by 100 days because two competing companies objected to the award of the contract to SpaceX (the lawsuit was dismissed on July 30). More serious is the delayed development of the new spacesuits known as Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit or xEMU. Compared to the spacesuits of the Apollo program, xEMU is supposed to provide the astronauts on the lunar surface with significantly better mobility and greater protection against injury. A report submitted by NASA's inspector general on August 10 found that the first xEMU should not be operational until spring 2025 at the earliest.

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Concept image of the new xEMU spacesuit (Source: NASA)

By and large, however, is the Artemis program

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