23 August 2017

1st look at SpaceX's new spacesuit - TNG astrowear!

If he's not tweeting about tunnels or killer robots, Elon Musk is giving fans a glimpse behind the scenes of SpaceX. After releasing an animation (it's awesome - watch it!) of what the Falcon Heavy launch will look like later this year, the billionaire has now revealed what astronauts on board future crewed flights will be wearing. 

In this Instagram post, Musk explains: "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 design looks a lot less bulky than NASA's suits, for example, and feature the American flag on the arm. It appears that Musk himself has been placed inside the suit design as a model.  

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