Virgin Galactic and Under Armour reveal spacesuits

Virgin Galactic and Under Armour have revealed the spacesuits that will be worn by civilians when they take their space flights.

The flights which are due to begin next year will take civilians to the edge of space, each ticket costing $250,000.

The spacesuit collection designed by Baltimore, Maryland based company Under Armour are made up of a base layer, the space suit itself, a training suit, footwear and a limited edition jacket, custom made for each passenger. The material used for the collection was developed to regulate body temperatures. 

The main colour of the collection is royal blue with gold highlights. The Virgin Galactic logo is accompanied with an Isaac Newton inspired quote, “We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants”.

Virgin Galactic founder, Richard Branson commented on the collection: “Spacesuits are a part of the iconography of the first space age; our visual impressions of human spaceflight and what astronauts wear are inextricably linked.

“Requirements for astronaut spacewear as we enter the second space age are evolving, but the design challenge has not diminished. We were delighted when [CEO] Kevin [Plank] and Under Armour stepped up to this task and they have surpassed our expectations. I love the way the spacewear looks and I love the way it feels. I also love the fact that the next time I put it on, I will be on my way to space.”