As we are getting closer and closer to space travel, companies are not only providing just the ride into space, but also supply contemporary and fashionable space suits. These are often proprietary, making each kit a unique proposition. Virgin’s space company worked with Under Armour to develop a breathable suit that is custom fit to each traveler. Elon Musk’s company, on the other hand, provides a suit that is quite light and provides resistance to fire. Boeing has developed their own suit that’s even lighter and has gloves that work on touchscreens.
- Each company will kit out passengers in a proprietary—and contemporarily styled—space suit. Here’s what you could be wearing for the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime selfie. Plan accordingly.
- Since SpaceShipTwo will reach only suborbital altitudes, there’s no pressurization or helmet required. Discreet integrated pads will protect passengers during zero-gravity floats.
- A 21st-century evolution of what U-2 pilots and Gemini astronauts wore in the 1960s, the Boeing Blue suit weighs just 12 pounds and is far less bulky than its forebears.
“Developed with Under Armour, this breathable, flexible suit will be custom-fitted to each passenger during their three-day pre-flight training.”