UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Inventor and CEO Elon Musk has posted a full-body picture of the new SpaceX spacesuit on Instagram.
Musk is the founder and CEO of California-based SpaceX, which was the first privately funded company to launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft, among other firsts.
He had teased the suit on Aug. 23, telling the world it wasn’t a mockup, but an actual functioning spacesuit and on Sept. 8, Musk revealed the whole thing.
The suit is noticeably slimmer than the bulky suits NASA astronauts traditionally wear, because it’s not designed for spacewalks, and the helmet looks like it’s straight out of a sci-fi flick.
In a Reddit Q&A two years ago, Musk said the suit “needs to both look like a 21st century spacesuit and work well.
In Musk’s post, the suit appeared next to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon craft, which is scheduled to carry its first crew to space in 2018.