Astronauts are already performing movement tests with the suits on board a mock-up of the Starliner craft, giving them a rigrous workout to make sure they really do move as well as Boeing hopes. Even the boots are lightweight and foldable, thanks to a design collaboration with Reebok, Ferguson added.
This new iteration of spacesuit is one of the most streamlined to date.
Ferguson commanded the final space shuttle mission in 2011.
The new "Boeing Blue" suit is created to be lighter and allow more mobility than any spacesuit before. The blue suits aren't built to withstand impacts from micrometeoroid debris, and there aren't enough layers to protect people from the wide thermal changes experienced in space. If something goes wrong, the suit pressurizes immediately, according to the release.
The suits have been designed with simple Earth-to-ISS transit in mind, a journey that could take anywhere between six hours on optimal launch day, to 24 hours.
Also, it is 20 pounds in weight, ten lighter than previous iterations of the launch-and-entry suits worn in the past, and the suit's material allows water vapor to exit suit without losing air.
Someone at Boeing has been on a serious Kubrick kick, as evidenced by the new spacesuits for its NASA Starliner astronauts.
This is the bright blue Boeing spacesuit astronauts will wear en route to the ISS
In addition to a simplified design, the new suit sports various technical upgrades as well.
Boeing is co-developing with NASA the Starliner, a reusable spacecraft to carry four astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station.
Boeing has unveiled new spacesuits for Starliner astronauts.
"Instead of a hard, rigid, eight-pound shell that would mount with a metal clamp here, we have all soft goods back here and a rigid, polycarbonate shell for him to look through", the technician said.
Similar to its competitor SpaceX - who has made huge leaps in reusable rocket technology - the Starliner crewed capsule won't begin any testing with humans until at least August of 2018.
Developed in collaboration with veteran astronaut Chris Ferguson, NASA's Commercial Crew Program, and David Clark Co. If they wore complicated suits with a lot of accessories and systems, they would be more likely to break.
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I did not see the final inning of the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians in the World Series because I fell asleep. Linebacker Bud Dupree said they will dwell on the loss at least until May when practices start again.
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Novak, who was on her way home from getting ice cream around 10 p.m., got a special surprise from the officer the following day. I just wanted to check on her, make sure she was doing ok. "I've never been so terrified in my life", she says.
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The other satellites in the GOES fleet are based on technology developed in the 1990s, so GOES-16 is a huge leap forward. The satellite is expected to become fully operational in November, about a year from its launch.