Elon Musk shares first picture of SpaceX spacesuit

Elon Musk shares first picture of SpaceX spacesuit

"First picture of SpaceX spacesuit", Musk said.

"Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup)", he wrote.

He adds that designing the suit was "incredibly hard", as his company struggled to balance "aesthetics and function".

The suit is being built as part of SpaceX's ongoing partnership with NASA. I didn't know what SpaceX was and I thought it was a film.

The two aerospace firms are on course to trial their respective spacesuits on test flights. Pressure suits became mandatory, and the iconic "pumpkin suit"-or the Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES)-was developed".


"I was really looking forward to what your team would come up with". "We are putting a lot of effort into design esthetics, not just utility". It needs to both look like a 21st century spacesuit and work well. If these suits look suspiciously like they might be borrowed from the set of a major sci-fi movie's costume department, there's a good reason for that: they're deliberately created to look as cool as possible.

The suits would be for astronauts riding the SpaceX Dragon capsule and worn in case of capsule depressurization, according to The Verge.

Musk, who is also the co-founder and CEO of electric vehicle brand Tesla, accompanied the image with a caption explaining the suit was a working prototype and not just a mock-up.

Musk has said that SpaceX is going to provide more details about its first spacesuit in the coming days. If ever there is a list of best-designed spacesuits, the SpaceX one will surely be somewhere at the top.

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