Ted Southern a costume designer who created first Victoria’s Secret models angel wings and Nikolay Moiseev a former Russian Federal Space Agency employee, they now design a cheaper and lighter high-tech Astronaut Suit for Space Tourism.
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They collaborated in 2009, in a NASA competition, to design a better space-suit glove, and they founded Final Frontier Design.
Today they are prototyping lighter, cheaper space suits for the commercial space flight industry, SpaceX, Boeing, Sierra Nevada, Virgin and more.
“Our 3G suit is intended for IVA, or Intra Vehicular Activity, that is, launch and re-entry, for commercial space providers both suborbital and orbital. Basically IVA suits are a safety backup in case of an emergency loss of cabin pressure, like the oxygen masks in commercial airliners. The future commercial space industry (SpaceX, Boeing, Sierra Nevada, Virgin, Armadillo, XCOR, etc) will need these suits for the basic safety of manned flights. Current NASA suits cost well into the millions, while our 3G is intended to retail for a small fraction of this. ”