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Elon Musk just unveiled the SpaceX spacesuit


Elon Musk’s SpaceX spacesuit appears to be more of a flight suit than one designed for spacewalks.
Elon Musk unveiled the SpaceX space suit on Wednesday.
Musk posted a picture of the suit to Instagram, where he made sure to alert his followers that it “actually works.”
“First picture of SpaceX spacesuit, ” Musk said. “More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup) . Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics [sic] and function. Easy to do either separately.”
The suit features a helmet and what appears to be a low-weight design. Given that it doesn’t look as bulky as NASA’s spacewalk suits, this is probably more of a flight suit meant to be worn by passengers traveling inside the ship rather than for spacewalks.

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