Through an Instagram post, Musk showed off the new astronaut suit, standing next to the company’s Crew Dragon capsule. Earlier in August, Musk unveiled a photo of the top portion of the spacesuit, showing its tinted helmet and chic black and white design, and noting it was “not a mockup” and there would be more images on the way.
Acting on his promise, Musk over the weekend posted a full-length shot of the new suit. With help from Hollywood designer Jose Fernandez, who did costumes for Wonder Woman, Batman, Wolverine, Spider-Man and X-Men, the image reveals the sleek black and white suit, fit with gloves and boots. With padding along the back and flexible fabric used at the knees and elbows, the suit looks like it offers mobility and comfort.
As he explained in his post initially unveiling the spacesuit, it is tested for pressure and created to balance aesthetics and function.
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.
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