Virgin Galactic unveils space suits for tourists chartering one of its $250,000 flights to space

Mail Online | 10/16/2019 | Stacy Liberatore For
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Virgin Galactic is set to launch passengers to the edge space in style.

The company, founded by Richard Branson, has designed an entire wardrobe, complete with a one-piece jump suit, limited jacket and boots to match.

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As part of the 90 minute journey and $250,000 travel ticket, customers will get to keep their space clothes after their trip into orbit.

Virgin Galactic has not yet confirmed when it will begin its flights but did note it could be as early as 2020.

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The flights would take passengers more than 50 miles high, which is where the edge of space begins

Virgin Galactic's tourist carrying spacecraft is designed to transport up to six passengers, along with two pilots to the edge of space.

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It will float weightless in orbit for about five to 10 minutes and then bring the travelers back to earth, completing a 90 minute trip -- and all for a mere $250,000.

Virgin Galactic has teamed up with Under Armour to develop the line of space gear, which the firm says was 'created specifically for private astronauts.

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Customers will receive a limited edition jacket, base layer, training suit, footwear and space suit.

The blue jumpsuits were developed with a variety of materials that Virgin Galactic claims have been tested 'rigorously' in space-like environments.

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Each suit is designed with numerous pockets, a gold rectangle inside the chest area where passengers could write a 'personal mission statement' for why they want to go to space, the New York Times reported.

And there is padding in the shoulders to elevated pressure from the harness holding them in their seats while taking off and landing.

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Under Armour used new fabrics like Tencel Luxe, SpinIt and Nomex for the lining that are specifically designed for temperature control and moisture management, as Future Astronauts may experience a spectrum of temperatures throughout their journey....
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