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Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear

The full space outfit was unveiled Wednesday at an indoor skydiving facility outside New York City.

Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear
Virgin Galactic and Under Armour unveiled the collaboratively designed spacewear system for Virgin Galactic astronauts comprising of a base layer, spacesuit, footwear, training suit and Limited Edition astronaut jacket.
Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear
Virgin Galactic Spacewear System in zero gravity catwalk.
Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear
Full Range Virgin Galactic and Under Armour Spacewear System for Private Astronauts.
Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear
From the initial brief through to final fabrication, the suit design concepts were defined through inputs from a wide variety of experts, including doctors, astronaut trainers, pilots, apparel and footwear designers, engineers and Future Astronaut customers, to fully understand and address all requirements.
Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear
The unveil event in New York showcased the spacewear system on a zero gravity, vertical catwalk, led by Sir Richard Branson in the spacesuit he will wear on Virgin Galactic’s inaugural commercial spaceflight.
Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear
Virgin Galactic Flight DNA.
Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear
Future Astronaut Flag.
Gallery: Virgin Galactic, Under Armour reveals world's first private astronauts space wear
The spacesuit is made from lightweight flight-grade fabrics, with cushioning in elbows, knees and in the footwear, to provide safety in out-of-seat zero gravity.