Space test dummies will measure female radiation risk for first time

Two mannequins designed to represent female bodies will measure radiation exposure on NASA’s Artemis I mission later this year, in preparation for putting the first woman on the moon

Space



29 April 2022

Two female mannequins in the Orion spacecraft

NASA/Lockheed Martin/DLR

It’s one small step for a mannequin, one giant leap for womankind. Mannequins designed to represent female bodies will be sent into space for the first time on NASA’s Artemis I mission later this year to study how radiation affects women in space.

NASA aims to send the first female astronaut to the moon as part of its planned series of Artemis space flights. The first mission, Artemis I, will be an uncrewed test flight of the Orion spacecraft, which will …

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