A First Look at the Spacesuits of the Future
After years of anticipation, Elon Musk has finally revealed the design that could take humans to a new level of space exploration.
In true Elon Musk fashion, the latest SpaceX creation has been revealed with dramatic flair.
Posting on his Instagram account early Wednesday morning, Musk unveiled the first iteration of his SpaceX spacesuit. The design, seen only from the waist up, features a slim black-and-white aesthetic and is a far cry from the bulky, puffy spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts.
Outside of Earth's protective atmosphere, spacesuits must regulate air pressure, oxygen, and temperature as well as deflect cosmic radiation, all while allowing for movement and communication. (Read more about how spacesuits have evolved.) But as space travel becomes more commercial and accessible, more flexible suits are imperative. Among other inconveniences, astronauts have lost fingernails as a result of the current