"We should discuss why the problem of what to wear in space has become so pressing."

Designing a fashionable space suit

#Space

Fri, Mar 20th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Quartz, the appropriately called Brooklyn-based company Final Frontier Design is creating stylish space-suits for the predicted upcoming surge of civilian space travellers.

We are, perhaps, on the cusp of a significant increase in the number of humans in space. The International Space Station has maintained an average population of about six since it was first inhabited in 2000, with fluctuations during crew change-overs or when China’s space station, Tiangong-1, is occupied. But in 2017, if all goes to plan, SpaceX and Boeing will become the first private companies to put people in space, and the US, China and India are all mooting more manned missions in orbit and beyond. The dream of Martian colonists and asteroid miners has never seemed so close to reality.

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