Elon Musk Shares First Glimpse Of A SpaceX Spacesuit

US army soldier manoeuvres the robot— Hermes-—into a cave to detect mines traps and other unexploded ordnance as well as weapons or equipment possibly hidden by Taliban or al Qaida fugitives in the eastern border town of Qiqay Afghanistan

What's even more impressive is that it can cope with double the pressure of the vacuum of space.

Musk said it was "incredibly hard" to balance function and aesthetics for the hardware that will fulfill one of SpaceX's core obligations to NASA's Commercial Crew Program. "Easy to do either separately", Musk said in the Instagram post. According to The Verge, astronauts will use the SpaceX spacesuit while they are inside the company's Dragon Capsule; the spacesuits are not meant for use during spacewalks. He promised more details on the suit in the coming days.

Thanks to Elon Musk's Instagram, we now have a glimpse of what the SpaceX space suit looks like: basically like every single space suit you've ever seen.

USA astronauts on the space shuttle likewise went into space in "shirtsleeve comfort", in the words of one NASA hand-out, until the commission formed to investigate the Challenger explosion in 1986 demanded more robust efforts to protect them.

Last year, Musk reveal that he had been contacted Fernandez to create a space suit. It faces stiff competition from Boeing, though, which plans an August 2018 date for its first manned mission. Boeing, for example, partnered with David Clark Company which specialises in aviation suits. The Chicago company released photos earlier this year of its bright blue spacesuits.

The rocketeers won't be able to go outside in the outfits - they're just to offer protection in case the craft depressurizes.

Ladies and gentleman, meet the SpaceX spacesuit.

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