We wrotethat Axiom Space unveiled a prototype suit that will be used to land humans on the moon as part of the Artemis III mission in late 2025. It turned out that space suits would not return to Earth.
What is known
Landing on a natural satellite of the Earth will be more difficult than many imagine. If you thought that astronauts would get on a ship, fly to the moon, land, do research, and return home, that’s not entirely true.
The Artemis III mission will use two spacecraft at once: Orion and Starship of Lockheed Martin and SpaceX, respectively. The astronauts will go to the moon on Orion, and Starship will deliver the spacesuits. Two astronauts in orbit will transfer from Orion to Starship and go to the surface of the Moon.
After landing, they will put on spacesuits and begin to carry out their tasks. At the end of the mission, the pair of astronauts will take the Starship to Orion, which will be waiting for them in orbit around the moon. They will perform another transplant and return to Earth.
Due to weight restrictions, astronauts will not be able to take Axiom Space suits home. Although it is likely that small items can be taken with you. For example, gloves. Space suits will remain on Starship. The SpaceX ship itself will also not be able to return to Earth. Here the reason is the lack of fuel. Starship will forever remain in orbit around the moon.