SpaceX founder Elon Musk has just posted the first official photo of it’s SpaceX space suit on Instagram. Musk notes in the post that more details will come in the next few days. The suit seen in the instagram post is a functional working model that was tested to double vacuum pressure. According to Musk, it was “incredibly hard” to walk the line between aesthetics, and function.
The suits are supposed to be used by SpaceX astronauts riding inside the Dragon Capsule. They’re worn for transport incase of the emergency of capsule depressurization. They are not meant for spacewalks and other activities outside of a craft.
The first use of the suits will be when SpaceX launches astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
A few years back a SpaceX suit surfaced on reddit and the design is similar to what was seen in the past. Welcome to the future.
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