Spacesuits

VIRGIN GALACTIC UNVEILS UNDER ARMOUR AS EXCLUSIVE TECHNICAL SPACEWEAR PARTNER

Virgin Galactic is proud to announce Under Armour as its Exclusive Technical Spacewear Partner to create a next generation of spacewear and astronaut performance programs. This exciting and exclusive collaboration brings together Virgin Galactic’s mission to make commercial space travel a reality, with Under Armour’s expertise in technical apparel and footwear, ensuring that astronaut customers […]

VIRGIN GALACTIC AND Y-3 ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE SPACE-APPAREL PARTNERSHIP

Virgin Galactic has announced a new space-apparel partnership with Y-3. The prototype pilot flight-suit and boot was unveiled at Spaceport America in New Mexico, home to Virgin Galactic’s Gateway to Space terminal. Y-3 is the collaboration between Japanese design guru Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas, which for more than ten years has been at the forefront […]

ORION SPACESUITS TESTED IN REDUCED GRAVITY ENVIRONMENT

NASA is testing the spacesuits being developed for Orion on the agency’s C9 aircraft, which can fly a series of parabolas to simulate a weightless environment for brief periods. Engineers are using a mockup of Orion’s cabin in the aircraft to evaluate how astronauts can get into their seats during various operational scenarios, perform tasks […]

THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUIT TECHNOLOGIES

NASA is developing the next generation of suit technologies that will enable deep space exploration by incorporating advancements such as regenerable carbon dioxide removal systems and water evaporation systems that more efficiently provide crew member with core necessities such as breathing air and temperature regulation. Mobility and fit of a pressurized suit are extremely important […]

ASTRONAUT SPACESUIT TESTING FOR ORION SPACECRAFT

Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston are testing the spacesuit astronauts will wear in the agency’s Orion spacecraft on trips to deep space. On March 17, members of the Johnson team participated in a Vacuum Pressure Integrated Suit Test to verify enhancements to the suit will meet test and design standards […]

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