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Video: Boeing Introduces New Kind of Space Suit

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Move over, old, bulky space gear—there's a new suit in town.

Boeing has designed an innovative new space suit for the upcoming Starliner mission. The suit, appropriately named the Boeing Blue, includes boots co-designed with Reebok and gloves designed for use with touch screens.

Most importantly, it also only weighs 20 lbs with gear on, a far cry from the traditional bulky NASA suit.

We won't see these suits in orbit straight away, though. They still have to undergo a lot of testing with astronauts.

To learn more, check out the video below from Wired

By Caitlin Fairchild January 26, 2017

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