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Flagsuit Wins NASA Contract to Improve Spacesuit Gloves


February 2, 2011, Southwest Harbor, ME — Flagsuit LLC, developer of “articulated inflatables” which include space suit components and hyperbaric suits, was recently awarded a contract to develop improved space suit glove assemblies for NASA. Under the sole-source contract Flagsuit will develop and test a number of advanced concepts, selecting the best to be incorporated into two pairs of gloves. NASA plans to use the glove assemblies as part of a full suit in manned test activities at the Johnson Space Center.


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  • February 2, 2011
This Week on The Space Show

The Space Show schedule for this week: Monday, March 15, 2010: 2-3:30 PM PDT We welcome Henry Vanderbilt to update us about the coming Space Access conference. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 7-8:30 PM PDT: We welcome Michael Heartsong of Promethean Enterprises regarding mining on the Moon and in space. Wednesday, March 17, 2010: Col. (RES), Yoram Ilan-Lipovsky from Israel. He started the Israeli space program in the Israeli Air Force. […]

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  • March 15, 2010
Flagsuit Making a Business Out of Pressure Suits


Flagsuit transforms NASA gloves into pressure suit business
MHT: The Journal of New England Technology

In 2007, Peter Homer developed a pair of gloves for a NASA contest — and won $200,000 for his effort. He has since launched Flagsuit LLC, a Southwest Harbor, Maine-based startup developing pressure suits for astronauts that also has application as a medical device.


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  • September 9, 2009
Flagsuit Wins Space Frontier Foundation Business Competition


After a weekend of presentations by several new companies in the NewSpace field, the judges of the 2009 NewSpace Business Plan Competition awards the following:

1st Place – Flagsuit, LLC
2nd Place – Syntiant
Honorable Mention – Santa Clara Satellite Solutions

The first place winner, Flagsuit, LLC, received a $5,000 cash prize courtesy of the Heinlein Trust and will have the opportunity to present their vision to entrepreneurs and investors alike at Space Investment Summit 7 on September 30th in Boston and attend an upcoming Space Angels Network event.


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  • August 12, 2009
Flagsuit delivers first astronaut gloves to Orbiter Outfitters


Southwest Harbor, ME (PRWEB) March 17, 2008 — Flagsuit LLC, a new startup founded by NASA Astronaut Glove Challenge winner Peter Homer, shipped their first commercially produced space suit gloves to Los Angeles-based Orbital Outfitters last month under a joint development agreement.

The gloves are designed to be used with the Industrial Suborbital Space Suit-Crew (IS3C) which was unveiled by Orbital Outfitters in October 2007. The gloves will be used for integrated suit testing and evaluation, and feature a patent-pending joint design that makes the fingers more flexible under pressure, increasing dexterity while reducing hand fatigue.


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  • March 18, 2008