Astronauts Get New, Bright Blue Spacesuits

Jan 26, 2017 at 4:49 PM ET

Astronauts are getting sleek, new bright blue spacesuit thanks to Boeing. The crew of Boeing’s Strarliner spacecraft will launch to the International Space station in 2018 wearing the space suits that weigh 10 pounds lighter than previous versions. The helmet and visor are attached to the suit and vents keep the astronauts cool, while the suit remains pressurized. The gloves are easier to maneuver on and off, and are also touchscreen sensitive. Now astronauts can entertain themselves with Candy Crush on those long flights into space.