Space tourists, dressed to thrill.
- By Bettina H. Chavanne
- Air & Space magazine, March 2008
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Each spaceflight company has different suit requirements (and color schemes). "XCOR's flight experience involves a certain set of activities that Rocketplane's doesn't," says Tumlinson. "Some companies won't have people leaving their seats or floating around at apogee [the highest point in the flight]."
And thus the need for a giant upside-down shredded coffee filter. If you can't float around the cabin, at least your clothes can.