Congratulations again to everyone for reaching the $9 million stretch goal! In addition to the Lifetime Insurance discussed yesterday, every user of the “old” site will start the game with a limited edition Roberts Space Industries space suit themed to match our new RSI website. These suits are the same model as those produced by RSI, but only pledgers who used the original website will get the exclusive RSI test pilot colors. It’s your reward for “testing” the site!
If you’re still interested in purchasing an Aurora LX, the sale goes for four more days; the space suits will be included in the game for anyone who pledges before the new site goes live in 4-6 weeks. Here’s the space suit’s background:
RSI Class II Space Suit
Roberts Space Industries has a proud history of developing their own pressure suits. The holograph of the X-7 test team posing in front of their quantum jump engine in their silver-and-orange custom built space suits is among the most iconic images in the history of astronautics. These custom-fitted suits quickly became the standard for extrasolar space travel and the basis for all suits mass produced today. RSI
suits retain a high degree of prestige for pilots today, as they are only available for purchase alongside a genuine RSI
spacecraft and their manufacture continues to exhibit a high degree of care and comfort.
Roberts Space Industries produces a range of suits, from a basic Class I pressure enclosure to a Class IX mechanized heavy lifting suit. The Class II prototype suit, used by RSI’s elite core of in-house pilots, is the ideal cross between an easily maneuverable pressure suit and a bulkier high-protection environment suit. Class II suits allow for hours of survival in the case of a hull breach and up to 45 minutes of extravehicular activity.
suit comes standard with a pair of belt holsters capable of carrying a range of standard scanning equipment and a chest mount for a personal sidearm. An optional back-rack allows for the mounting of heavier mining equipment, assault weapons or the attachment of an RSI
Manned Maneuvering Unit. The internal environment systems keep a pilot at Earth-normal temperature and pressure ranges with a less than 5 percent variance.
HUD Software:OptiGlass 3.0 Compatible
Survivability, Vacuum:4 hours
Survivability, Radiation:45 minutes