The Space Jacket is a spacesuit-inspired Tyvek and PrimaLoft jacket by BetaBrand that was successfully funded through the company’s Think Tank project where community members vote on and help crowdfund user-submitted designs. BetaBrand is now accepting orders for the jacket, which is expected to ship in March 2015.
I designed this jacket as a tribute to the continuing legacy of American spaceflight. I wanted it to embody everything I loved about the space program, and to eventually serve as an actual flight jacket for present-day astronauts on missions to the ISS (International Space Station). There are other “replica” flight jackets made for space enthusiasts, but I decided to come up with something boldly different, yet also completely wearable and well-suited for space.
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