10/16, 4:56 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Virgin, Under Armour reveal suits for space tourists

Virgin Galactic and Under Armour Inc. showed on Wednesday in New York the suits that the tourists will wear on their commercial spaceflights with Richard Branson's company.

"The collaboratively designed spacewear system for Virgin Galactic astronauts comprising of a base layer, spacesuit, footwear, training suit and Limited Edition astronaut jacket," the companies said in a press release, while also emphasizing that a "variety of experts" was consulted in the process of creating the suits.

Branson pointed out: "I love the way the spacewear looks and I love the way it feels. I also love the fact that the next time I put it on, I will be on my way to space,” adding that the world is entering "the second space age." Under Armour CEO and Founder Kevin Plank said that Virgin Galactic provided UA "an exciting challenge", adding that his company aimed "to define space gear for the future."

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