Final Frontier Design shows 3G spacesuit on Capitol Hill

Brooklyn-based Final Frontier Design unveiled its new 3G space suit at a NASA event on Capitol Hill. Final Frontier Design was chosen by NASA to represent small businesses at Tech Day on the Hill (Tuesday, July 23), which was attended by 16 members of Congress and over 500 staff and guests including NASA Administrator Maj. Gen. Charlie Bolden (USMC-ret.).

The 3G suit is a full-pressure intravehicular activity suit designed for commercial orbital and suborbital space missions. The low-cost suit is designed for operation at +5 PSI, is built for flight certification, and weighs less than 15 pounds.

Unique features of the 3G suit include a hinged pressure-tight visor, carbon-fiber waist ring, 13 individual adjustment points for sizing, proprietary single-layer pressure garment,
a simple large chest entry, detachable high-dexterity gloves, integrated communications port, lightweight accessible pressure regulator, self-donning/doffing capability, and cooling loops for the head, chest, hands and feet.

The 3G suit is the culmination of more than 4 years of internal space suit development, funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign in 2012. FFD is in negotiations for delivery of at least five additional suits in 2013, including suits for NASTAR Center and Zero2Infinity.

Final Frontier Design was founded in 2010 after a prize-winning entry in NASA’s Astronaut Glove Challenge. Final Frontier Design is currently fulfilling two NASA contracts related to EVA space suit technologies.

Written by Astro1 on July 26th, 2013 , Commercial Space (General)

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    Someone commented

    Fantastic. I remember first hearing about them through this video.

    By the way, any idea what building that picture is in? Who is the statue on the wall?

    August 21, 2013 at 11:36 am