Elon Musk’s SpaceX is yet to send humans up to space. The company has so far been conducting resupply missions to the International Space Station and launching satellites for its customers. It’s planning to take astronauts to space as well and that’s going to require them to wear a spacesuit. Musk today shared the first photo of his space company’s new spacesuit.
This spacesuit is what SpaceX is going to use for its first crewed missions. Musk shared the picture of this spacesuit via Instagram. He pointed out that what he see in the picture isn’t a mockup but an actual image of the fully functional spacesuit.
Musk added that this has already been tested to double vacuum pressure and that it was incredibly hard to balance aesthetics and function. It’s clear at first glance that this is unlike other spacesuits. It’s fashionable to the extent a spacesuit can be fashionable and appears to be tight to the body.
Musk has said that SpaceX is going to provide more details about its first spacesuit in the coming days. We can also expect to see more images so that’s going to be interesting.
It’s going to be a while before SpaceX launches its first crewed mission so these spacesuits won’t be put into active service immediately.