Thanks to sequestration, NASA has scaled back many of the projects that it had planned for the next few decades. You know who hasn't scaled back their space plans though? Rich people! Yay!
Thanks to them, space travel will continue and ultimately expand, propelled by the fiery rocket boosters of private companies offering ultra-exclusive travel. While most of us will be unable to afford such trips, we will be able to live vicariously through the beautiful and powerful people who are going. People like Lady Gaga.
Yes, it was confirmed today that in 2015 the pop star will become the first person to ever perform from space (although I think astronaut Chris Hadfield might beg to differ). Now, if Lady Gaga is going to space, she's going to need a space suit and as luck would have it we were able to get our hands on an exclusive first look at the suit. Prepare to be blown away (into space).
1. Video cube helmet displaying 3D images of renowned and mysterious female aviator Amelia Earhart.
2. Oversized sterile rubber gloves (with teeth).
3. Functioning "Space Centipede" claw-style feet.
4. Log boots.