Under Armour and Virgin Galactic team up so tourists can stay on-trend throughout white-knuckle ride into space

www.theregister.co.uk | 1/24/2019 | Staff
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Fresh from its successful jaunt to space, Virgin Galactic has clambered into a pair of sweatpants with sportswear firm Under Armour.

Under Armour, notable for flogging premium exercise clothes to people unlikely to see the inside of a gym any time soon, is now the "Exclusive Technical Spacewear Partner" for Richard Branson's rocket jockeys.

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It is unclear if the pilots were wearing Under Armour garments during their achievement. We can but hope that they were clad in sturdy underwear of some description – firing up the rocket motor of SpaceShipTwo for the 30 seconds it took to accelerate the craft to Mach 2.9 would leave our sphincters worryingly loosened.

Virgin's pilots have a few more flights to go before the Bearded One will take to the skies on a sub-orbital lob, garbed in the specialised apparel and footwear.

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While Virgin Galactic describes the outfits as "space suits", the Under Armour-designed clothing will only "maximise personal performance" so long as the wearer remains inside SpaceShipTwo at all times.

According to a representative we spoke to, any foray into...
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