A few days ago, Elon Musk promised to showcase what SpaceX’s next-gen spacesuits will look like. Today on Instagram, Musk delivered on that promise, releasing the first image of those futuristic spacesuits and a promise to share more information about them in the coming days.
Here’s what we know about the SpaceX spacesuit
The suit showcased today looks very similar to the designs that were leaked last year. At the time, many doubted the authenticity of the images, but these new images now add more credibility to them.
“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,” Musk said in the Instagram post.
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The Tesla CEO shared no other technical details about the suit, but he promised to reveal further details in the days to come.
The SpaceX spacesuit is being built as part of SpaceX’s ongoing partnership with NASA. Specifically, it is for NASA’s commercial crew program, in which SpaceX will transport people to the International Space Station. According to The Verge, astronauts will use th