Elon Muck the founder of Tesla and SpaceX couldn’t cease to amaze everyone with his revolutionary ideas and non-conventional approach towards technological challenges. Recently he unveiled the first ever picture of a SpaceX spacesuit and its nothing like any real spacesuit we have seen before.
Seems like a scene from a Hollywood movie.
In the photo above u can see the comparatively slim and stylish spacesuit with the U.S. flag emblazoned on their shoulder pads. This isn’t a mock up, it is an actual suit.
“First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately.”
The suit is in house manufactured, probably lying somewhere in Silicon Valley, unlike Boeing (competitor) which rely on David Clark Company for it spacesuits development. This gives more control to SpaceX over the development, production, customizations of its and greatly cut off the cost.
Like musk admitted,” incredibly hard to balance aesthetics [sic] and function,” but even in the first glimpse of their spacesuits, it seemed worth all the effort SpaceX is putting in.
Although very little detail is known about the suit, but one thing is certain the suit is not to be worn openly in space but rather to be worn inside the spaceship, to protect the passengers from many things for example in case if the environment depressurizes etc
Overall the suit was liked and admired by the general public, it received great appreciation. The tight fit suit with black accents on white, led one follower to comment, “Sexy AF!” and another to say, “The Lord Elon Musk.” This reporter can personally imagine Matt Damon blasting away in the getup.