Prototype emergency spacesuits face first splashdown tests

Testing spacesuits and training prospective astronauts in how to use them isn't easy – especially when ...

To help develop the next generation of both spacesuits and astronauts, non-profit research organization Project Polar Suborbital Science in the Upper Mesosphere (PoSSUM) is preparing to conduct splashdown tests of a new commercial spacesuit, with the help of ten student and citizen scientist-astronaut candidates. The education organization will use a full-scale glass fiber and aluminum mock-up of NASA’s Orion crew capsule for tests of Final Frontier Design‘s third generation Intra-Vehicular Activity (3G IVA) spacesuits, starting next month.

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