Posting on Instagram, Elon Musk has unveiled the first official photo of a working SpaceX space suit. In the caption, Musk promises more information “in days to follow.”
Musk also explains how hard it was to create a suit that combined aesthetics and functionality, but stresses that this is “not a mock-up,” insisting it has already undergone “double vacuum pressure.”
According to The Verge, this suit won’t be used on spacewalks, but instead “worn by astronauts during transport in case the capsule depressurizes.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a SpaceX suit. A few years ago on Reddit, we got a glimpse of an unconfirmed work-in-progress suit which looks remarkably similar to the one Musk shares above.
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