Could space travel soon be the norm? When Jeff Bezos soared to the stars last July, it raised the question of when a quick trip to the cosmos may be feasible for the rest of us, especially given the growing possibilities in space travel and its rapid technological advancements. Dr. Cameron M. Smith and his Pacific Spaceflight team have left nothing up to chance. The archaeologist has been working for the past decade to test, design and carefully craft spacesuits that are functional yet also perfect for the sartorially inclined.
“The basic tool of space exploration is the space suit, and it can carry any style we like, just like our daily clothing”, explains Dr. Cameron. In collaboration with ethical retailer The Canvas, Dr. Cameron’s Pacific Spaceflight have released an exclusive collection of NFTs that come with a customised spacesuit tailor-made to an individual’s specifications. The NFT will be embedded into the suit on an IYK* chip, while the suit will also come with training opportunities in extreme altitudes and other benefits.
We must go to space as human beings visually communicating our own identities, not just government identities.
Dr. Cameron Smith
Equally exciting will be be an installation that celebrates this incredible marriage of fashion and technology, including a curation of The Canvas’ existing brands alongside the thrilling new NFT collection of spacesuits. Titled “Down To Earth”, the installation spotlights “creations for Earth and beyond”, including silk pyjamas, knitwear and of course, the spacesuit NFTs. And after 10 years, Dr. Cameron’s work was finally realised: “We have spent a decade learning to build the space suit, and we are thrilled to make our second collaboration with The Canvas, to blend art, style and technology for the human future beyond Earth.”