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.
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. Virgin Galactic Spacewear System in zero gravity catwalk. Full Range Virgin Galactic and Under Armour Spacewear System for Private Astronauts. 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. 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. Virgin Galactic Flight DNA. 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.