Commercial Space Suit Testing
The Human Spaceflight Laboratory has been working actively in the development of full-pressure systems for commercial spaceflight providers since the original X Prize competition. Thanks to the facilities at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND we were able to test full-pressure suits in near-space conditions with the school's altitude chamber, and perform mobility and dexterity tests at the Vertical Spacecraft Simulator.
Currently, we serve as consultant to some of the most successful commercial spaceflight providers. Strengthening these relationships and expanding our consulting services to include more companies is a future goal of the HSL. We believe relationships between universities and private companies are important, and we look forward to contributing to the new era of private spaceflight to ensure it becomes reality.