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In the CNN video linked below the reporter mentions to Unity 22's Astronaut 004 Sirisha Bandla:

When people think of Virgin Galactic, they’re thinking of giving people new astronaut wings like the ones you guys have on your space suits.

Question: What are Virgin Galactic space suits for? What do they do? What don't they do? How would the experience differ if one did not wear them? Do they monitor the passengers' heath for example? Do they improve the experience or provide safety in some way?


Cropped and sharpened screenshot from CNN's "Richard Branson describes 'extraordinary' space flight"

Cropped and sharpened screenshot from CNN's Richard Branson describes 'extraordinary' space flight

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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure those are not space suits in any sense of the word, and the interviewer probably is just mistaken. But I don't think VG has published any information on them. $\endgroup$ Jul 12 at 6:02
  • $\begingroup$ @JörgWMittag there's a bit about regulating temperature here,but I don't really understand it. youtu.be/Oi2XLij4NbI?t=3886 $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Jul 12 at 6:27
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    $\begingroup$ They are meant to make them look like the Thunderbirds. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Jul 12 at 7:42
  • $\begingroup$ @GdD I had to go look it up. These suits certainly have nice shoulder pads though. (oh, now I see what they remind me of i.stack.imgur.com/UgaDd.jpg) $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Jul 12 at 8:13
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    $\begingroup$ I suspect that the suits' main function is visuals, you don't want to go to the edge of space in a t-shirt and jeans. Well, maybe you do. $\endgroup$
    – GdD
    Jul 12 at 8:47

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