They will wear special vests to protect against radiation. So they want to check out the equipment that the first woman on the moon will wear.
In 2020, female mannequins will be sent to the moon, writes Space.com. According to the portal, they were created in preparation for the landing on the moon of women astronauts. It is reported that the mannequins were even given names: The Zohar and Helga.
The first one will have a vest for radiation protection, also designed specifically for the fair women. Thus, scientists want to check how radiation will affect astronauts during the flight and how effectively the new vest protects it from it. The developers emphasized that women need especially strong protection, as their body is more exposed to hazardous radiation.
The mannequins will be launched into space on the Orion spacecraft, which will fly on the Space Launch Sistem launch vehicle.