Everything is better when it’s handcrafted by Brooklyn artisans, right? Even space suits? That’s the bet that Ted Southern and Nikolay Moiseev, respectively a theater costume designer who sold a space glove to NASA a few years ago and former Russian space program employee, are making. Per the Brooklyn Paper, they’re working on their third version of a space suit — sorry, an “intra-vehicular activity suit” — they dream of selling to NASA, from their Gowanus work space.
So how are they funding the endeavor? Kickstarter, natch. Maybe that’s a way forward for the whole space program? Someone patch Newt Gingrich into a conference call with these guys.