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Elon Musk reveals SpaceX's official spacesuit

SpaceX suits are meant to be worn by astronauts inside the company's Dragon capsule

By Lana Jelic from Aug 23, 2017 @ 15:45 CDT

Elon Musk has posted the first official photo of the SpaceX spacesuit on Instagram. Musk noted that the photo shows an actual working suit and not just a mockup.

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According to Musk, the space suit was already tested to double vacuum pressure. The suit looks elegant, and Musk admitted that it was incredibly hard to balance aesthetics and function. However, you can see that the result is good.

SpaceX suits are meant to be worn by astronauts inside the company's Dragon capsule. The suits aren't meant for spacewalks but during the ride inside the capsule.

The company should soon start transporting NASA's astronauts to International Space Station. By the end of the year, we should also see the first launch of the Falcon Heavy. The company has big plans for this rocket, which should play a major role in the crewed (human) mission to the Moon and Mars. SpaceX plans to begin sending uncrewed (unmanned) spacecraft to Mars by 2020, meaning it is crucial that the Falcon Heavy starts flying soon if the company wants to stay on schedule.

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