In 2018, NASA’s astronauts will begin riding in the Boeing Starliner, a new style spacecraft designed to further the exploration of space. Though the Starliner is impressive in itself, NASA just unveiled the Boeing Starliner Spacesuit which is the cutting-edge compliment to the new craft.
it’s 10 pounds lighter than the exit and reentry suits worn aboard the space shuttle, with the ability to let water vapor out yet keep air in. The new helmet and visor are integrated, the gloves are touchscreen-friendly to accommodate modern controls, and the joints are more flexible, letting the brave men and women who wear it move more freely.
“The most important part is that the suit will keep you alive,” astronaut Eric Boe said. “It is a lot lighter, more form-fitting and it’s simpler, which is always a good thing. Complicated systems have more ways they can break, so simple is better on something like this.”