Virgin Galactic Unveils Spacesuits Designed by Under Armour

Eric Volkman, The Motley Fool
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Virgin Galactic Unveils Spacesuits Designed by Under Armour

With that principle firmly in mind, Virgin Galactic (NYSE: SPCE) has unveiled a set of uniforms for the pilots of its space craft, designed in collaboration with the company it grandly calls its "technical spacewear partner," sports apparel specialist Under Armour (NYSE: UA). Virgin Galactic wrote in a press release that on its next test flight, the "window" of which should open this Friday, Dec. 11, chief pilot Dave Mackay and pilot C.J. Sturckow will both be clad in the outfits. The Virgin Galactic pilots will not physically venture outside their craft during the flight and thus not require the bulky protective suits familiar to space exploration aficionados.