Boeing's New Space Duds
On Jan. 25, 2017, Boeing unveiled the spacesuit astronauts will wear aboard the company's Starliner capsule. Here's a look at the sleek new "Boeing Blue" suit. HERE: Former NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson (Boeing's director of crew and mission systems) wears the blue spacesuit while sitting inside a Boeing CST-100 Starliner test module. NASA has picked Boeing's Starliner capsule, which is designed to launch on United Launch Alliance Atlas V rockets, as a ferry to fly astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit.
The Boeing Blue
A look at the spacesuit astronauts will wear aboard Boeing's Starliner capsule. The spacesuit features several advancements over previous spacesuit designs. It is smaller and lighter, and includes special gloves designed to allow use with touchpad screens.
The Astronaut Test
NASA astronaut Sunita Williams secures the beanie cap of her Boeing Blue spacesuit during tests.
Space Traveler Feedback
As NASA astronaut Eric Boe wears Boeing's new spacesuit, a technician records notes on the suit's performance during testing.
Function and Fashion?
NASA astronaut Eric Boe tests the Boeing Blue spacesuit inside the company's CST-100 Starliner capsule mockup.
Walking the Runway
Astronaut Eric Boe, clad in Boeing's blue spacesuit, poses for a photo at the hatchway of the company's CST-100 Starliner module.
This view of NASA astronaut Eric Boe shows just how the helmet of Boeing's blue spacesuit folds back when not in use.
Chris Ferguson Wears Boeing Blue
Chris Ferguson wears the brand new spacesuit from Boeing and David Clark.
A suit technician prepares for a pressure test of Boeing's new spacesuit inside NASA's astronaut Crew Quarters at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Can You Hear Me Now?
The communications carrier is placed as part of Boeing's new spacesuit designed to be worn by astronauts flying on the CST-100 Starliner.
A Dry Run
A suit technician adjusts the communications cap of a Boeing Blue spacesuit as it will be worn on launch day for the walk to the spacecraft at Space Launch Complex 41 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.