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Full SpaceX spacesuit has now been revealed

By T.K. Randall
September 11, 2017 · Comment icon 11 comments

The spacesuit is shown alongside a Crew Dragon capsule. Image Credit: SpaceX / Elon Musk / Instagram
Elon Musk has followed up last month's teaser image with a full photo of the firm's new spacesuit design.
Back in August, the SpaceX CEO had posted an image on Instagram showing the upper torso and helmet of the company's futuristic new spacesuit.

Now in a second Instagram post, Musk has revealed what the entire thing will look like.

Astronaut spacesuit next to Crew Dragon

A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on

Exhibiting a sleek black-and-white aesthetic, the suit certainly looks the part. According to Musk, it is an actual functional, fully-tested prototype and not simply an artist's mock-up.

The new image also shows a SpaceX Crew Dragon - a spacecraft that will be capable of taking astronauts up to the International Space Station and potentially even all the way to Mars.

Both are likely to see action for the first time within the next couple of years.

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Ozfactor 7 years ago
That helmet is so sexy 
Comment icon #3 Posted by The Russian Hare 7 years ago
That in the picture is actually a functional suit?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog 7 years ago
Quite cool looking, but it's not an EVA suit, it's a pressure suits to use inside the ship. I don't know if they are working on an EVA suit ?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Calibeliever 7 years ago
I'd be interested in seeing some video of the functionality tests. What happens when it puffs up like an inflated bouncy house around the wearer in vacuum?
Comment icon #6 Posted by paperdyer 7 years ago
I still want to know if they'll come in fashion colors for the "modern" space traveler.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Parsec 7 years ago
Sure! Any color so long as it is (black and) white. 
Comment icon #8 Posted by HauntedDreams80 7 years ago
Looks good, but doesn't seem like it will protect again space. The top seems like a regular shirt that doesn't attach to anything.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Dark_Grey 7 years ago
I think we should appreciate what Elon Musk is doing. He's a Steve Jobs in that he goes beyond the nerdy tech stuff and incorporates art and design with the mechanical. Steve Jobs showed us that computers don't have to be bulky, lab equipment workstations. Elon Musk is doing the same with space travel.  NASA has produced some well designed spacecraft that work wonderfully but everything is designed purposefully, with art as an afterthought. Elon is bringing art to the forefront, with heavy influence from Sci-Fi movies he no doubt grew up watching. It's God bless the brilliant men and women th... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by Calibeliever 7 years ago
He is the 2nd coolest man on the planet.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf 7 years ago
It isn't designed to protect against open space. It's not an EVA (spacewalk) suit. It is designed to be worn inside the spacecraft and protect the astronauts in the case of a failure in cabin pressure.

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