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ON THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY - the exclusive ownership of every student in the world-  mostly lovingly called !WOW! - we leave no one behind, in '' Frontiers Beyond Earth.''  Welcome !WOW!.


THE esteemed New York Times, the esteemed  ''The Economist'' are steering for a new world, a new stylish look and new honours. In proudful world here and now, when the students can't afford. I get photocopies made of great articles and walk afoot to distribute to some schools, teachers and students.

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SPACE IS GETTING A NEW LOOK - sort of. One recent Wednesday, just a week after the end of the Paris fashion collections and with a sort of sonic crescendo attached to the most extravagant runway shows, NASA unveiled the new ''Artemis III Lunar spacesuit at Space Center Houston. Which is to say, the first real reconsideration of the spacesuit in 40 years.

Unlike the spacesuit designs of private companies like Elon Musk's SpaceX, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, the Artemis III spacesuit is not meant to be worn solely within a spacecraft but on the surface of the moon, too, specifically the never-before-visited lunar south pole.

Created in collaboration with Axiom Space, it has an outer cover in black for a bit of edge, with cool splashes of navy and orange at the knees,shoulders and ankles and a deep-V overlay at the ches - for victory, or vroom. [There's also a little American flag on one shoulder.]

The effect is less Michelin Man, the style of the old Apollo suits, and more Hulk-meets- anthropomorphic-anteater-meets- ''Star Trek.''

At least that's the look of the current version, which is to be worn by astronauts on the ground and during training. When astronauts step onto the moon in 2025, the dark cover layer will be swapped for a white insulation layer for thermal protection.

Still, the basic silhouette - with a big backpack at the rear for life support systems, a humped torso that connects to the helmet, arms that curve away from the body as if they are holding a giant beach ball and articulated joints at the elbows - will remain the same.

As will the fact that the suit is essentially gender nonbinary and created with a variety of adjustable parts to fit all sizes of the bodies and allow for increased flexibility.

For all that, however [and that is a big deal], the total effect is still very much within the recognizable spacesuit tradition, at least to the untrained eye.

So why make such a big deal about it?

It's not just because of its cost [the order has a base value of $228.5 million, according to the information provided by NASA] or its technical specification, which are extreme :

Nicholas de Monchaux, the head of the architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of ''Spacesuit : Fashioning Apollo,'' described it as ''really less a piece of clothing than a very small building or a very small spacecraft.''

It is because, as Mr. de Monshaux said, the spacesuit is ''the costume for the drama we project into space.'' The way we ''put ourselves into heavens.''

Any small change to the way it looks has potentially big repercussions , not just for the astronauts who wear it, but in the popular imagination. Capture that, and you capture public support [which, when you are a government agency embarking on a very expensive mission, is no small thing]. Not to mention the Halloween market.

It's not a coincidence that along with the Axiom engineers, seamstresses and technology specialists, Esther Marquis, the costume designer for the Apple TV+series ''For All Mankind,'' which imagines an alternate narrative for America's first moon colonies, was also involved in creating the new suit.

[In working with Ms. Marquis, Axiom is following in the footsteps of Mr. Musk, who turned to Jose Fernandez, a costume designer who worked on ''Batman V Superman'' and '' Fantastic Four,'' for the SpaceX outfits.]

The spacesuit occupies a singular place in our mental landscapes and has ever since John Milton used the term ''space'' for ''outer space'' - which is to say, the place angels reside - in ''Paradise Lost.''

The Honour and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Space, Paradise, and Students, continues. The World Students Society thanks author Vanessa Friedman.

With most respectful dedication to The New York Times, The Economist, The Global Founder Framers of !WOW!, and the students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya ll prepare for Great Global Elections in your own respective countries.

Good Night and God Bless

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