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Here are Boeing's new slim, touchscreen-friendly spacesuits

Here are Boeing's new slim, touchscreen-friendly spacesuits The company unveiled a new line of spacesuits this week to pair with its Starliner spacecraft, designed to take astronauts to the International Space Station.At 20 pounds, it weighs 40 percent less than NASA's current spacesuits, has touchscreen-friendly gloves, strategically placed zippers, and a soft helmet with a wide visor for better peripheral viewing.

Meet the DIY spacesuit designer who wants to bring exploration to the masses

Meet the DIY spacesuit designer who wants to bring exploration to the masses Cameron Smith's cramped apartment resembles a makeshift NASA lab.They'll begin at 5,000 feet, then 10,000 feet, and so on, progressively working their way to 63,000 feet — the so-called Armstrong limit.