The Martian Space Suit

mrcarkeys42

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I am not sure if someone posted about this already (i didn't see one, so sorry if this is a repost) but 3 new images for Ridley Scott's next film "The Martian" have been released, and i must say the space suit looks really cool. it kind of reminds me of a cross between the Prometheus space suits and the more recent interstellar space suits.

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bend215

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In the interview with the Hermes crew, they all wore a grey flight suit. It looks custom, as I could not find any off the shelf flight suits with the lined shoulder detail. Also, you can see the patches fairly well. The shoulder patches don't look embroidered though. Could they be woven? Finally, I found it funny that they wore Nike running shoes. Anyone know the model?

This would be a great costume to put together in time for the movie.

Cheers,
Ben

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Soulinertia

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Those shoes caught my eye as well. I dig em.

The patches might be a printed design, similar to the ones in Prometheus. It is the same costume designer after all.

Flight suits look great, Space suit looks even better!
 

Mike J.

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Yeah, patches are sometimes screenprinted instead of being embroidered. I don't know why. It may be a time or cost thing. The Colonial Marines patches were screenprinted. Conversely, patches from Europa Report were embroidered.

The first trailer is out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue4PCI0NamI


-MJ
 

zookone

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Looking forward to the movie. I loved the book and looks like the film is going to have some awesome art direction.

Perhaps screen printed patches weight less the embroidery. Every gram costs at launch time ;)
 

bend215

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The Ares III patch appears to be based on NASA's seal. It looks almost exactly like it, save for different colors and the crew's names surrounding the inner logo. I have attached the highest resolution image I could find. Perhaps someone with better Photoshop skills than me could whip up something...
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Jockey

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If you get me some screengrabs I'll whip something up tonight.

Also; THE TRAILER IS OUT SO EXITED!
 

Floggy

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Hi girls and guys,
has anyone figured out the brand or model of the climbing harness yet? I strongly believe it to be an off the shelve model.
I am a climber my self and all the details seem to match. The black reinforcement against abrasion where the webbing loop makes contact with the harness, the self-tightening two-piece buckle. Down to the piece of material on the right side sticking out under the webbing (on the left looking at the picture), all harnesses I have do this exact same thing.

First I thought it is a Pezel or a Black Diamond, but I can't seem to find anything close in their current lineup.
 

bend215

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I tried to find the climbing harness as well, but I had no luck. Just as you did, I looked at Petzl and Black Diamond, but found nothing. I could not find any harnesses with webbing on the sides. The gear loops on the back do not look like Black Diamond. Perhaps Metolius or Arcteryx...
 

Jockey

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I think it's based of a climbing harness but has some unconventional stuff on it which they adapted probably.. Maybe looks at some industrial models?
 

Mike J.

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The Ares III patch appears to be based on NASA's seal. It looks almost exactly like it, save for different colors and the crew's names surrounding the inner logo. I have attached the highest resolution image I could find. Perhaps someone with better Photoshop skills than me could whip up something...
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Brilliant observation! I must go surrender my geek card now ;)


-MJ
 

bend215

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If you get me some screengrabs I'll whip something up tonight.
Here you go!

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I think it's based of a climbing harness but has some unconventional stuff on it which they adapted probably.. Maybe looks at some industrial models?
I agree. The legs look like a recreational climbing harness, but the webbing on the sides and the straps going up to the Cobra buckles on his torso look to be remnants from an industrial harness. The closest base harness I could find currently in production is the Camp USA Flint Harness. The color of the gear loops in the back of the harness match the loops seen in the trailer, but the ones in the trailer are at an angle. I know Mammut does that, but I cannot think of anyone else. Here are some reference pictures of the harness...

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Jockey

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So here are my preliminary reference pics for the patch, thanks to Bend215 and the youtube farewell trailer. I'll post some progress soon!

Also there are 3 different variations of the patch: Number 1; the flight suits use an embroided Ares III Patch with crew names around the logo on a white ring. Number 2 is the embroided version without crew names on several pieces of the Hermes including the seat harnesses. Number 3 are the printed versions on cloth which are used on the spacesuits.



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