October 9, 2023
Prada is taking the runway to outer space. The luxury Italian fashion house will help to design the spacesuits astronauts will wear on the moon for NASA‘s Artemis III mission expected in 2025, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The trip to the Lunar South Pole will be the first U.S. moon mission in 50 years. Indeed, American astronauts haven not touched down on the moon since 1972. What’s more, this will be the first time that a female astronaut will be embark on a mission to the moon.
Prada will work with Axiom Space, which develops products for human space exploration, to modernize the design of the suits. Axiom recruited Prada based on the brand’s expertise in design—to make the suits more comfortable and less bulky for more mobility—per NASA.
NASA will help ensure the suits are safe and ready for takeoff.
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