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Y-3 Announces a Space Gear Partnership with Virgin Galactic

The Virgin Galactic and Y-3 space apparel partnership looks to make the unattainable real
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 When you have your own spacecraft heading into space like Virgin Galactic, you can’t just have any old NASA threads; you have to call in Yohji Yamamoto and his Y-3 label, the on-going fashion collaboration with adidas. Both pioneers in their own right, the Virgin Galactic and Y-3 space apparel partnership looks beyond the day to day to make the unattainable real, creating products and a space-apparel system that are progressive, yet accessible and led with passion for pilots, future astronauts, and the operations team in Spaceport America. The partnership was announced with a prototype of the pilot flight-suit and flight boot constructed with advanced fabrics, special techniques, and bespoke specifications with Nomex Meta Aramid materials and leather along with TRAXION outsole lugs and adiPRENE heel inserts on the boot. Learn more about the project’s work to-date below and stay tuned for more on Y-3 and Virgin Galactic adventures ahead.  While you're at it, also check out our gallery of Spaceport America.