Ready to get your mind blown? Elon Musk has shared the first image of the SpaceX spacesuit, made for crewed missions. This suit is not a mock up or prototype – this is the real, fully-fabricated suit in all its stunning glory, and it looks really f*cking awesome.
The suit is a brilliant blend of form and function, as can be gleaned by the tight lines and slim fit, and clearly sci-fi influenced design. And the helmet is a stone’s throw away from the helmet worn by Guy Manuel de Homem Christo of Daft Punk. This isn’t your typical baggy NASA spacesuit, though it can still withstand double the pressure of the vacuum of space, making it just as safe.
The suit was developed in-house at SpaceX, which is about par for the course. It helps to keep costs down as well as presenting more creative control over the finished product.
Musk promised more to come in the following days as far as spacesuit details are concerned, so be on the lookout.