COMFORTABLE HEAD PROTECTION
Rate-sensitive foam in the helmet provides comfort while a hard cranial band – seen here in blue – provides head protection.
MORE FREEDOM TO MOVE
Mobility joints in the shoulders and elbows allow for ease of movement even when the suit is pressurized.
The dual suit controller keeps suit pressure at a safe level.
COMFORT WHEN SITTING OR STANDING
Waist zipper helps maintain comfort while transitioning from sitting to standing.
The suit has breathable leg pockets to hold a survival kit and personal items.
SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOOTWEAR
Lightweight, specialized footwear was collaboratively developed by David Clark Co. and Reebok.
TOUCH SCREEN-FRIENDLY GLOVES
Lightweight, leather gloves are enabled for tablets and touch screens.
STAY COOL AND DRY
The airflow diverter valve helps keep astronauts cool and comfortable, while permeable layers allow water vapor – but not air – to pass through the suit fabric.
The Communications Cap Assembly within the helmet connects to the Starliner spacecraft, providing a critical communications loop with ground and space crews. Chris Ferguson, director of Starliner Crew and Mission Systems, is shown here wearing the Communications Cap Assembly.
SOFT HELMET WITH ZIPPER CLOSURE
The soft, lightweight helmet zips instead of latches. Chris Ferguson, director of Starliner Crew and Mission Systems, is shown here zipping closed the Starliner helmet.