A new and improved space suit has been developed for astronauts in the International Space Station.
Called the “Boeing Blue” suit it is intended to keep astronauts safe when they launch to the ISS and return to Earth inside a Boeing capsule.
The pressurized suit can provide a backup life-support system for each astronaut.
Boeing’s suit and its accessories weigh about 10kg, which is almost 5kg lighter than NASA’s most recent launch suit.
To help astronauts stay cool, special layers allow water, but not air, to leave the suit. Zippers around the joints provide more flexibility, while touchscreen-friendly gloves help the astronauts operate control panels.
The shoe is specially designed by Reebok, and looks more like a running shoe.