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.
The jacket was designed by Steven B. Wheeler and was submitted for consideration to BetaBrand in 2014.
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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