Something stylish to wear for that suborbital hop

OO%20IS3C.jpgOrbital Outfitters has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first commercial spacesuit. The catchily named Industrial Suborbital Space Suit Crew, or IS3C, is intended for those “lucky” enough to fly the first suborbital spaceships. The company says it has a contract to deliver the first set of suits to XCOR Aerospace, which is developing the Xerus suborbital vehicle. Orbital Outfitters says the suit “is by intent a bit conventional in appearance, if not retro”. Well, we all know retro is very now-tro, so it should sell like hot cakes. Meanwhile, to help you choose here are some iconic spacesuit designs from science fiction.

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4 Responses to Something stylish to wear for that suborbital hop

  1. Scott Hamilton 20 November, 2007 at 7:57 pm #

    The one in the upper left looks like Gort. OK, readers, who knows who Gort is?

  2. The Woracle 20 November, 2007 at 8:39 pm #

    Hilarious – I just googled “Gort” and it turns out he (it?) was played by a 7ft 7in actor called Lock Martin…huge, emotionless, and the one really in charge, hmmm.

    And you are right, it’s the same look.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gort_(The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still)

  3. Alex Webster 21 November, 2007 at 10:49 am #

    Klaatu berata niktu!

  4. The Woracle 21 November, 2007 at 3:00 pm #

    Which I understand means: “My flying saucer runs on biofuel!”

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