Elon Musk unveils the first photos of SpaceX’s space suit
– News of August 29, 2017 –
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk featured the first snapshots of his company’s space suit on Instagram. Its design is different from the current space suits. This is the space suit that must be used for the flight mission around the moon.
It has already been tested under vacuum and gave satisfaction. However, it is hard to imagine that such a space suit could be used for extravehicular activities : no visible oxygen tank and the overall thickness and aesthetics seem to provide little protection against the space vacuum. It seems that this space suit will only be worn in SpaceX Dragon capsules. It will certainly provide temporary protection in case of cabin depressurization.
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