Testing of a Novel IVA Space Suit

PI: Ted Southern, Final Frontier Design LLC, Jamie Guined (Co-I), Integrated Spaceflight Services LLC (2)

This project is intended to evaluate Final Frontier Design's Intra-Vehicular Activity (IVA) space suit in the relevant environment of microgravity. The testing would include comparative human-in-the-loop data of subject performance both in 1G and 0G, and both suited and unsuited. Data collected will include metabolic and biometric data, suited range of motion, and subject comfort.

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA06 Human Health, Life Support and Habitation Systems
Future Customers

End users could include NASA, orbital flight providers such as SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, Boeing, and suborbital flight providers including Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic.

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    REDDI-F1-15 (Nov 2015)
  • Program Status
  • Current TRL (?)
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 1 Parabolic

Development Team

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