Optigen has developed specific prescription and protective eyewear on occasion of the participation of an Italian astronaut, Paolo Nespoli, in NASA's STS-120 mission. It will be used on the Space Shuttle and on the International Space Station during the mission. Optigen's NiTi flexible material guarantees lightness and strength, but it is also elastic so it can easily adapt to the morphology of the face for better comfort. The Italian company is looking forward to develop more products for specific use in the outer space.