Final Frontier Design's low-cost space suit
The Final Frontier Design suit's helmet
The Final Frontier Design suit's communications cap
A sketch of the Final Frontier Design suit's zero-G pants
The Final Frontier Design suit's pressurized glove
The Final Frontier Design suit's Valsalva Device, used for plugging the nostrils in order to clear the ears
Although the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft was unmanned during its recent first flight to the International Space Station, the success of that mission nonetheless marked a huge step toward future crewed commercial space flights. SpaceX, of course, isn’t the only player in this newly-forming industry – companies such as Virgin Galactic, Boeing, and Blue Origin are also hoping to take paying customers on rocket rides. However, while a lot of attention has been paid to the spacecraft themselves, one has to wonder what those private-sector astronauts will be wearing. Expensive NASA space suits, perhaps? Not if Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev have anything to say about it.
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