The commercialization of space travel is well on its way. That means you can't just pop over to NASA and borrow a space suit for your private space flight, which leaves room for some upstarts to get in on the space-clothing action.
Final Frontier Design is working on a lightweight, relatively inexpensive space suit and is looking for $20,000 on Kickstarter to boost the project. The company has already built two generations of suits but is looking to improve the design with a retractable helmet, better gloves, a carbon fiber waist ring, and higher operating pressure.
These suits aren't meant for floating around outside your spacecraft; they're for indoor space use. Final Frontier likens it to safety backup in case of loss of cabin pressure when you're hanging out above the planet.
A ticket on Virgin Galactic's commercial spaceship will set you back $200,000. For just $10,000, you can get a Final Frontier space suit customized for your size. Put it on and pretend you're in space, or save it for when you finally do catch a suborbital ride.
If $10,000 for an outfit you might not get a chance to put through its paces is too much, lower pledge levels include $750 for Anti-G pants for zero gravity or $3,500 for a space suit helmet and tour of the Final Frontier studio.