Elon Musk shares first full-body photo of SpaceX's spacesuit

Elon Musk Shares First Full Length

Elon Musk Shares First Full Length

A couple of weeks ago, Elon Musk revealed the first image of the official SpaceX's spacesuit, giving the glimpse of what the company's upcoming spacesuit will look like.

Shown positioned next to one of the company's spacecrafts, the suit is fairly minimalist, but is notable for its sleekness in contrast to bulky NASA spacesuits of years past.

The photo for the first time to consider the design of gloves and boots, and also see what it looks like the lower part of the suit.

Musk on Instagram wrote, "First picture of SpaceX spacesuit".

Musk revealed the new look at the suit in an Instagram post on Friday, writing, "Astronaut spacesuit next to Crew Dragon".

The suit isn't just a "mockup" Musk said in a previous caption.

Now that a full view of the suit is available, it further proves earlier feedback that the design indeed differs from what astronauts wear today. Shoes look lightweight. The suits are not developed to work in space, they are created to protect astronauts during the flight in the Crew Dragon. These suits aren't designed for extra-vehicular activity (EVA) after all - they're created to protect the astronauts while they're in the capsule, and when moving over to other vehicles (like the ISS) under pressurized conditions, rather than being exposed to vacuum. Musk also said that it was hard to balance the esthetics and the functionality of the suit when creating it.

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