Earlier today, Elon Musk, the founder, and CEO of SpaceX unveiled the first picture of SpaceX space suits. These suits are developed for NASA commercial crew program. Musk says, in his Instagram post, that the suit in the picture is not just a mockup, and they actually work.
The white colored suit seems to have found the right balance between esthetics and function, something Musk acknowledges very hard to do. Additionally, the suit is already tested to double vacuum pressure, meaning they’re not meant for spacewalks but to be worn by astronauts during the ride SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule.
Earlier this year, Boeing unveiled their own space suit design that astronauts will wear on route to the International Space Station.However, unlike Boeing, who partnered with spacesuit specialist David Clark Company to design the suit, SpaceX chose to develop its suit in-house. Elon Musk stated he will reveal more details regarding the spacesuit in the coming days, along with additional images. Here are four iconic spacesuits.