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Final Frontier Design's 3G Space Suit

A project in New York, NY by Ted Southern

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We are building a flight certified space suit for the burgeoning commercial space industry!
Backers: 386
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $27,632 of $20,000
Dates: Jun 15th -> Jul 15th (30 days)
Project By: Ted Southern
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Latest News

New Vice/Motherboard Video!

February 12th - via:
Hey Ya'll, Our profile on Motherboard was just uploaded today.  Pretty great video, if you ask us!  (Read More)

3G Suit

February 4th - via:
Hello backers,  I am writing to update you all on our progress here at Final Frontier Design.  It's been a busy January in Brooklyn, with a lot of progress on our first 3G suit.  You can see Nik here modeling the new suit, which at this point is... (Read More)

Launch Party: a crowdfunding revolution ignites the next space race

January 31st - via:
Inside an old storage warehouse in an abandoned shipyard in Copenhagen, Kristian von Bengston and Peter Madsen have been building a one-man rocket ship they intend to send on a 15-minute, parabolic trip to the edge of space and back. Von Bengston and Madsen’s non-profit, private space agency is called Copenhagen Suborbitals, and is probably the most extreme do-it-yourself project in the world. Von Bengston is an architect and former NASA contractor. Madsen is an engineer who founded a DIY collective that built three submarines as a hobby. (Read More)

Looking back at Kickstarter's greatest hits of 2012

January 10th - via:
Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding site, has assembled a list of 2012's greatest hits which we've narrowed down to five of the more technology-related projects. Conspicuously absent from the company's official selection is the massively popular Form 1 3D printer by Formlabs, which features game-changing technology that quickly sparked a patent suit by 3D Systems. (Read More)

The Best of Kickstarter 2012

January 8th - via:
From groundbreaking projects to inspiring stories, 2012 was a year of many memorable moments on Kickstarter. To celebrate the year that was, our team put together this look back at some of our favorite projects and moments. We hope you enjoy! (Read More)

Final Frontier Design News

January 2nd - via:
Happy New Year, everybody! Nik and I are bullish on 2013 here at FFD, because of the state of our first "3G" suit: we have finished construction of the LTA (Lower Torso Assembly or Legs/Waist), including our first ever carbon fiber waist ring- see... (Read More)


December 4th - via:
Hello Backers,  Things are going well here at Final Frontier Design.  We have had a lot of press lately; we spent a couple days with The Verge and Vice TV filming over the last week, and we were featured in a New York Post article on Sunday:... (Read More)

Valsalva Manual

November 16th - via:
Hi All, just wanted to forward a new instruction manual made for the valsalva device.  We get a lot of questions as to just how it works, so here's an outline for use inside or outside your space suit.   (Thanks Flora!)  (Read More)

Communication Caps

November 12th - via:
Here at FFD we are proud to announce a brand new, light weight, simple, cooling design for our space suit Communications Caps!  We have finished a limited run of these items for our 3G suit campaign.   I am very proud to say that I have mailed out... (Read More)

T Shirts Out!

September 27th - via:
Hello All, I am happy to say that today I personally dropped the last of the domestic t-shirt orders in the mail. It was a long road!  I hope to send the international shirts in the mail tomorrow- customs forms have been prepared for all 14. We... (Read More)

Patches Out!

August 30th - via:
Hello All Just an update that we have mailed the patches, and the T shirts have finally arrived!  We anticipate mailing out T shirts next week, so let me know if you have updated address info. International backers, I am sorry for the delay, it is... (Read More)


August 14th - via:
Hello Everyone, Just a notice to say that the postcards have been mailed, the patches are on the way to us, and the t-shirts are in production.   We are making progress across the board- as you can see we have finished casting valsalva devices in... (Read More)

Thanks! and Surveys

July 20th - via:
Hello Everybody, We just wanted to say "thanks" again for making our project happen.  We are in hurry up mode now, working to plan out the next six months or so to develop and build our space suit hardware. We will begin sending out surveys today;... (Read More)

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