Spacesuit venture brings together two unlikely partners

04/15/2013 | ASME.org

Spacesuit design and costuming special effects come together in the team of Nikolay Moiseev and Ted Southern. The two have joined to form Final Frontier Design of Brooklyn, N.Y., which designs spacesuits for commercial purposes. "We are trying to protect the human body against the harsh physical realities of space travel -- vacuum, thermal extremes, radiation, high velocity, and non-Earth gravity ... The paradox of designing lightweight, comfortable, flexible garments that can resist these kinds of extreme attributes is quite a challenge," says Southern.

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