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Collins Aerospace backs out of NASA spacesuit contract
Posted: Sun, Jun 30, 2024, 9:46 AM ET (1346 GMT)
Collins Aerospace says it is "descoping" work for NASA on a new spacesuit for the International Space Station. The company won a NASA task order in late 2022 to develop a spacesuit for ISS spacewalks that would be offered to the agency under a services contract. However, the company said Tuesday the company and NASA mutually agreed to descope that work, but did not elaborate on the reasons why. Industry sources believe the company has run into cost and schedule problems with the suit's development that make the fixed-price contract no longer acceptable to the company. NASA has a separate contract with Axiom Space focused on lunar spacesuits, but with an option to develop one for the space station as well.
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