The Dainese SkinSuit back to Earth

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June
2017

The Dainese SkinSuit back to Earth

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet and his Dainese SkinSuit are expected back on Earth on June 2nd. The French astronaut of ESA has worn this special suit made by Dainese throughout all his six months-long permanence on the International Space Station, during the Proxima Mission that launched on November 17th, 2017.
 
On June 2nd the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is expected to get back on Earth, bringing back Pesquet alongside fellow astronauts Oleg Novitsky of Roscosmos and Peggy Whitson of NASA. We wish the whole crew a safe journey back to Earth!
 
The result of a partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Dainese Science and Research Center, and developed to be worn inside the International Space Station, SkinSuit provides “loading” in the head-to-foot direction, in effect recreating gravity’s load on Earth, but in a weightless environment. SkinSuit aims to counteract the stretching of the spine in space, producing large amounts of vertical load without compromising comfort and movement. SkinSuit is completely made-to-measure by Dainese, requiring that over 150 measurements of the astronaut’s body to be taken.
 
Stay tuned for updates and more info!