"After a year of reading pressure-suit patents and early NASA reports of space suit tests, I spent two years building a prototype pressure suit, in the process making many invaluable mistakes. I learned that pressure suits were not expensive because they had to be expensive, but because, like the space shuttle, they were built in an environment of contract negotiations that set profit above function. Somehow, one day I found myself watching a video about private space program Copenhagen Suborbitals, led by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen. In that video, something Kristian said seemed to take hold of my mind. Kristian said:"