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.


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.

Friday, March 19, 2010: 9:30-11:30 AM PDT: We welcome Peter K. Homer of FLAGSUIT LLC to the show. He is the developer of pressure capable gloves and suits for private spaceflight, industrial and medical uses. His company is FLAGSUIT LLC.

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.


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.


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.