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NASA Helps Professionals Keep Their Cool
8/16/2012

Ministry of Supply's co-founders model the company's new line of dress shirts, which use a combination of materials -- including technology developed by NASA -- to keep sweat away from a person's body and regulate heat so they are sweat- and odor-resistant. They are also made of a stretchy fabric that conforms to a person's body, making them more comfortable than traditional dress shirts.   (Source: Ministry of Supply)
Ministry of Supply's co-founders model the company's new line of dress shirts, which use a combination of materials -- including technology developed by NASA -- to keep sweat away from a person's body and regulate heat so they are sweat- and odor-resistant. They are also made of a stretchy fabric that conforms to a person's body, making them more comfortable than traditional dress shirts.
(Source: Ministry of Supply)

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notarboca
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Re: Another Space Program Offshoot
notarboca   8/25/2012 6:30:05 PM
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@Jack Rupert, PE--A spot on observation about the emergence of new and varied technologies from space exploration.  As for me, I would definitely wear an Apollo shirt, as summer here in the South is beastly!

Jack Rupert, PE
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Another Space Program Offshoot
Jack Rupert, PE   8/22/2012 1:43:36 PM
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Another interesting non-astronaut product with it's origins in the apace industry.  It's a shame that the government and people in general don't see that it isn't just about studying the surface of the moon and that there are real outgrowths from the science and the technology developed to support the science.

Mydesign
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Re: Progress in business clothing
Mydesign   8/22/2012 1:03:01 AM
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Thanks, Kevin. Sure I will write to you if I have more requirements from my friends and colleagues. We are eagerly waiting for our first order.

Charles Murray
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Re: Dress shirts?
Charles Murray   8/21/2012 9:52:19 PM
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Kevin, I am curious about one thing: How do you guage the performance of this shirt in a measurable (quantitative) way? Is there any way to tell how well it's working? 

Scott Orlosky
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Scott Orlosky   8/20/2012 11:27:39 PM
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This is a really exciting development in my book.  As a runner and avid backpacker, the prospect of a shirt that keeps me cool, doesn't stink and doesn't leave me feeling sticky at the end of the day sounds too good be be true. After you've saturated the dress shirt market, be sure to turn your attention back to the sports performance arena.  We'll be waiting!

Kevin Rustagi
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Re: New Material
Kevin Rustagi   8/18/2012 11:59:58 AM
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Thanks so much Greg! Really appreciate you chatting with us! Have a great weekend, Kevin

Greg M. Jung
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Greg M. Jung   8/18/2012 11:00:49 AM
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Thanks for the feedback on skin sensitivity.  Hope you find success with this new business venture.

Kevin Rustagi
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Kevin Rustagi   8/17/2012 10:39:36 PM
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Thanks Charles, We're actually offering our Agent Shirt, which is also moisture wicking and breathable for $85. Thanks for your interest! Definitely shoot us an email at founders@ministryofsupply.com or call us at 617.651.2340 with any other questions. Cheers, Kevin

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   8/17/2012 6:06:36 PM
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Kevin, do you foresee that $100 pricetag coming down as economies of scale kick in? If so, I'll be getting in line to buy one.

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Rob Spiegel   8/17/2012 1:24:43 PM
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Kevin,

How did you come by the technology? It is tech transfer from NASA? Is it the public domain? I would imagine some of your procedures are proprietary, but the basic technology must have been available to you.

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