The NewSpace and emerging space tourism industries urgently need a method to safely and efficiently bring people – crew, passengers and tourists – back to Earth in the event of catastrophic spacecraft failure or space emergency.
Currently there is no Plan B, no ‘Life Vest’ for space.
The FreeFly Astronaut Project
The FreeFly Astronaut Project (FFAP) is our quest to develop the human capability, procedures, protocols, and re-entry technology required to equip and enable high-altitude, low-earth-orbit crew, passengers, and tourists to return safely from space in the event of an emergency.
Pushing the boundaries of human flight further than ever before, and with a radical change in approach to design and testing, the scientific research FreeFly Astronaut Project is developing and testing a new generation of revolutionary Bio-Mechanical Flex-Wing Space Activity Suits, and embarking on a series of launch-and-return missions to increasingly higher altitudes – building up to a re-entry from a true space altitude above the 100 km Kármán Line.