Elon Musk and SpaceX have given the astronaut space suit an update, which he unveiled this week with the first official photo.
The SpaceX CEO took to Instagram to share the photo, which he says is an actual working space suit, stressing it is “not a mock-up”.
“First picture of SpaceX spacesuit,” Musk writes in the caption. “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.”
According to The Verge, the SpaceX space suit won’t be used on spacewalks, but instead “worn by astronauts during transport in case the capsule depressurizes.”
An image leaked of a work-in-progress SpaceX suit a few years ago on Reddit. And, it looks very similar to the one Musk has shared this week.
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