Press Release

Space Angels Network invites You to Join Spacesuit Test Team

By SpaceRef Editor
December 3, 2014
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Final Frontier Design (FFD), Teachers in Space, Inc. (TIS), Zero G, and Space Angels Network (SAN) are collaborating to test the first multi-purpose commercial spacesuit, and you can enter to win a place on our team! In April 2015, the winner of this contest will join TIS in testing FFD’s commercial spacesuit, pressure garment, fire proof garment, anti-g pants, and a biosensor system during a highly publicized Zero-G research flight from Titusville, FL, near Kennedy Space Center.

To enter, simply write an essay on “Why Space and Science Education Matter” and answer some questions about your physical fitness and personal commitment to human space exploration. Our winner will be chosen by a panel of judges selected from the space industry, government, and academia.

Applications are now open on this website and close 31 December 2014. Application fee is $250. All applicants will receive a classroom-suitable Spacesuit Owner’s Manual available exclusively from Final Frontier Design. The winner will receive up to $500 travel reimbursement and will join the test team on a 20-parabola research profile Zero G flight (retail value of the flight alone is $6500).

Contest Rules

About Space Angels Network
Space Angels Network is a professionally managed global network of seed? and early?stage investors focused specifically on aerospace ventures. Space Angels Network members share a common passion for promoting the development of the aerospace industry and related technologies while also earning attractive returns on private investments. For more information or to apply for membership, please visit:

About Teachers In Space
Teachers in Space, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization which stimulates student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing their teachers with extraordinary space science experiences and industry connections. Our professional development workshops for STEM teachers include personal and experimental flight opportunities, hands-on work with data sensors and remote device control, opportunities to meet and interact with scientists and developers at NASA and commercial space companies, and unique teaching materials and design contests to take back to the classroom. Teachers In Space, Inc. sparks a transfer of passion for space science and exploration from teachers to their students, preparing and encouraging those students to pursue further education and exciting, rewarding careers in the emerging space industry.

About Final Frontier Design
Final Frontier Design was founded in 2010 by “artist and designer Ted Southern” and his partner Nikolay Moiseev, “a Russian mechanical engineer,” with the intent to “craft affordable yet highly capable spacesuits for a burgeoning commercial spaceflight industry.” Southern is a sculptor and costume designer who has built angel wings for Victoria’s Secret; Moiseev boasts 20 years of experience working as a space suit designer for Zvezda, Russia’s national space suit supplier. They placed second in the Astronaut Glove Challenge 2009, pulling in $100,000 in prize money for their pressurized glove technology.

SpaceRef staff editor.