NASA is in the process of developing the next generation of suit technologies that will enable deep space exploration by developing and incorporating technological advancements.

An important part of the next generation suit is the visor on the astronaut’s helmet. Electronically tintable visors enable astronauts to remotely change the tint of their visor when exposed to intense light and is considered an essential feature of the spacesuit.

In Dec., 2017, AlphaMicron and Boeing were the two companies were chosed to conduct research and development into the nexty generation visor with electronic tint capability.