FLAGSUIT DELIVERS FIRST COMMERCIAL SPACE SUIT GLOVES
Flagsuit shipped their first commercially produced space suit gloves to Los Angeles based Orbital Outfitters in February, 2008, under a joint development agreement. The gloves are designed to be used with the Industrial Suborbital Space Suit-Crew (IS3C) which was unveiled by Orbital Outfitters in October 2007, and are undergoing integrated suit testing and evaluation by Ornital Outfitters' customer, XCOR Aerospace of Mojave, CA. The gloves were manufactured using a new process that eliminates time consuming adjustments to adapt the fit to the wearer's hands, producing a ready-to-wear garment that literally "fits like a glove." Flagsuit implemented a preliminary production capability with support from the Maine Technology Institute.
See the full press release here.
SPACE SUIT GLOVE TESTING VIDEO
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FLAGSUIT HANDED CONTRACT TO DEVELOP
IMPROVED GLOVES FOR NASA SPACE SUITS
Southwest Harbor, ME - Flagsuit LLC, developer of "articulated inflatables" which include space suit components and hyperbaric suits, was recently awarded a contract to develop improved space suit glove assemblies for NASA. Under the sole-source contract Flagsuit will develop and test a number of advanced concepts, selecting the best to be incorporated into two pairs of gloves. NASA plans to use the glove assemblies as part of a full suit in manned test activities at the Johnson Space Center.
OVER 10,000 EXPERIENCE "HANDS IN SPACE" EXHIBIT AT THE
SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Flagsuit was a featured exhibitor at the 42nd Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, June 26-29 and July 3-6, 2008. We were located in the Derived Technologies tent within the NASA exhibit. Visitors to Flagsuit's site were able to feel what it's like to wear a pressurized space suit glove, and to learn more about the devlopment of the next generation of space suits for personal and planetary space flight. Over 10,000 visitors experienced this unique tactile learning experience "first hand!"
For moreinformation about Hands In Space please visit our partner, Island Astronomy Institute.
FITS LIKE A GLOVE
FLAGSUIT GLOVES ON DISPLAY AT THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF
NATURAL HISTORY IN NEW YORK
Flagsuit's latest space suit gloves are featured in the exhibit "Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration" at the American Museum of Natural History now through August 2012. They are part of a presentation titled "The Hazards of Space." These are prototypes of third-generation gloves that were developed for NASA for use in high pressure suits.
More details about the exhibit can be found here.