New Spacesuit Unveiled for Starliner Astronauts

3023Published: January 26, 2017Updated: January 27, 201711 views
Published: January 26, 2017Updated: January 27, 2017

Astronauts heading into orbit aboard Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft will wear lighter and more comfortable spacesuits than earlier versions. The suit capitalizes on historical designs, meets NASA requirements for safety and functionality, while introducing cutting-edge innovations. Boeing unveiled its spacesuit design Wednesday as the company continues to move toward flight tests of its Starliner spacecraft and launch systems that will fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

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