Fashion tip of the day

An employee of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency presents a space suit on the catwalk of the Hyper Space Couture Design competition that recently took place in Tokyo (image on the left.)


Seen in 20 minutos (bigger caption.)

I honestly cannot see why designers bother creating new suits when the coolest has been invented and tested in the Mojave desert by Allyn Hazard in the 1960’s. The Grumman/Space General allowed the astronaut to withdraw his arms from the flexible manipulators and work within the pressurised ‘cabin’ of the can enclosing his upper torso and head. More in the gallery and history of space suits

Back to the Japanese effort to have us look our best up there: Eri Matsui also designed a Zero Gavity wedding dress for space.

Archives: Russian spacesuit launched in space; the BioSuit, a suit for walking on Mars; women in spacesuits; Spray-on spacesuit.

And also: Soviet space monkey pants; Hiroaki Ohya‘s Astro Boy brand; blurry video of another fashion show.