Lonely Planet Writer

Ready for space travel? Flight-suit of the future is here

As Virgin Galactic works towards plans of expanding tourism to space, it has released the prototype of the flight-suit that will be worn by pilots.

Virgin Galactic and Y-3 have partnered on the spacesuit of the future.
Virgin Galactic and Y-3 have partnered on the spacesuit of the future. Image by Y-3

The company is keeping their space apparel fashionable by working with Y-3, which is a collaboration between the Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas. Now, Y-3 will be responsible for all of Virgin Galactic’s flight-suits for astronauts and pilots, as well as the outfits worn by operations and maintenance teams, and hosting staff.

Virgin Galactic and Y-3 have partnered on the spacesuit of the future.
Virgin Galactic and Y-3 have partnered on the spacesuit of the future. Image by Virgin Galactic

According to Virgin, Y-3 has the “technical know-how and an approach to style which emphasized the use of advanced fabrics, special techniques and bespoke specifications to ensure fit, comfort and performance”.

Virgin Galactic and Y-3 have partnered on the spacesuit of the future.
Virgin Galactic and Y-3 have partnered on the spacesuit of the future. Image by Y-3

Virgin Galactic showed off the suit and boots prototypes in a video shot at Spaceport America in New Mexico, which is the location of the company’s Gateway to Space terminal.

Watch the video here.