Elon Musk shares another photo of SpaceX’s future space suits
18 August 2017 (by admin)
Full-body this time
It’s the second glimpse of SpaceX’s space suit that Musk has given fans in the last couple of weeks. The first picture only showed the suit from the torso upward, but this image reveals the design of both the gloves and the boots, as well as the padding used for the pants.
The suits that SpaceX has designed are pressure suits, meant to be worn by astronauts while riding inside the Crew Dragon. They’re primarily needed in case there’s an emergency scenario during flight; if the spacecraft suddenly depressurizes, the suits will keep the astronauts alive until they can get to safety.
Musk has promised to release more information about the suits in the “days to come,” but so far we know very few specifics. For now, SpaceX fans will just have to entertain themselves with the two photos released so far.