DAINESE RETURNS TO SPACE TO REVOLUTIONIZE ASTRONAUT SAFETY
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION – Following the September 2015 IRISS Mission during which Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen ?rst tested SkinSuit, Dainese is returning to space protecting Thomas Pesquet, who has been on the Proxima Mission since November 17.
The result of a partnership between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Dainese Science and Research Center, and developed to be worn in 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.
Dainese, which has always made protection in dynamic sports its mission, con?rms its commitment to researching innovative solutions for the protection of humans and constantly looks to the future by exploring possible evolutions of the relationship between nature, art and science.
Dainese has in fact recently supported SACI, Studio Arts College International, in the symposium “From Galileo to Mars: Renaissance of the Artsciences.” The exclusive event took place November 12 in Florence, Italy, with distinguished guests including NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman; NASA astronaut, engineer and artist Nicole Scott; Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli; architect and designer Guillermo Trotti and artist and professor Lia Halloran. At the event, Dainese showcased its two space suits: SkinSuit and BioSuit. BioSuit is a space suit intended for the ?rst human journey to the Red Planet, expected around 2030, utilizing the “lines of non-extension” concept to apply the necessary mechanic pressure to the astronaut’s body without compromising movement.
The Dainese design approach has always been inspired by nature and its structures, recognizing the importance that innovation work at the intersection of design, engineering and science, aiming for the ideal balance between effectiveness, weight and ergonomics. The latest technology resulting from this approach is called D-air®, the wearable airbag that today protects the human body in sports and which is being prepared for the mobility of tomorrow, toward Mars.
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ABOUT DAINESE GROUP
Founded in 1972 by Lino Dainese, the company produces advanced protective wear for motorcycling, mountain biking, winter sports and equestrian use. In 2007 the company acquired premium race- and sport-helmet manufacturer AGV, and in 2015 it acquired premium winter sports and cycling protective-gear brand POC. Dainese, AGV and POC protective products showcase some of the most innovative technologies in action sports and are used by the world’s top athletes.