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Private Spacesuit Evolution: Final Frontier Design of Brooklyn

Commercial Spacesuit Startup

Final Frontier Design

The New York City-based startup Final Frontier Design aims to develop a $10,000 spacesuit for the commercial space industry.

Co-Inventor Nikolay Moiseev in Final Frontier Design Spacesuit Helmet

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Co-inventor Nikolay Moiseev poses in the helmet of the new spacesuit he designed with partner Ted Southern.

Final Frontier Design Spacesuit Walking Mobility

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A person appears to be demonstrating mobility while wearing a Final Frontier Design spacesuit.

Completely Enclosed in Final Frontier Design Spacesuit

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A person appears completely enclosed in a Final Frontier Design spacesuit.

Donning a Final Frontier Design Spacesuit

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A person receives assistance in trying on a Final Frontier Design spacesuit.

Front View of Final Frontier Design Spacesuit

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A person shows off the front view of a Final Frontier Design spacesuit.

Final Frontier Design Spacesuit Glove Test

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Final Frontier Design tests its privately manufactured spacesuit glove.

Multi-Colored Final Frontier Design Spacesuit

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Another Final Frontier Design spacesuit possesses varicolored limb coverings.

Final Frontier Design Spacesuit Elbow Test

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A Final Frontier Design spacesuit elbow undergoes testing.

Final Frontier Design Spacesuit Joint Test

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A Final Frontier Design spacesuit joint undergoes testing.

Final Frontier Design Spacesuit in Recumbent Position

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A Final Frontier spacesuit lies in recumbent position.

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