Boeing CST-100 Starliner
astronaut outfit is making its debut with the public opening of a new NASA exhibit, but its reveal is not the only surprise
A replica of the second
ascent and entry suit (AES) selected by Boeing for use aboard its new commercial crew spacecraft is now a part of "Gateway:
But this spacesuit
has yet to make history. Announced late last month, Boeing's choice of ILC Dover's AES came somewhat out of the blue.
Although astronauts have
to fly on the Starliner, BUT an anthropometric test device was dressed in the suit for the trial missions.
Boeing's next and
as currently planned, final Starliner test flight will carry a crew, who will also wear the David Clark suit
ILC has a long history as a
provider of extravehicular activity spacesuits for NASA. The company made the garments worn by the Apollo astronauts