Elon Musk did it again. He is really turning out to be this generation Edison or real-life Tony Stark.
First, it was Space X, then Tesla Motors, the Hyperloop concept, then a reusable first stage rocket.
He’s made no bones about it, he plans to put people into space and other bodies in the solar system. He’s got the Dragon Capsule, the Falcon Rockets, he’s only missing one thing.
When you are doing spaceflight you need a space suit, so he made one.
Form and function. That is a rare treat anymore. Usually, it is the very cyberpunk thing of style over substance.
I love the face plate on it. Overall, this suit looks like something out of a movie, it does have some resemblance to the suits in 2001: A Space Odyessy and the Nu Trek series.
I hope we can see more of the suit in the coming weeks. I am really looking forward seeing the test data on it and how well it fairs. My only concern it does look a little thin, but then I am not a materials science expert and there have been many advances since the Apollo era days of space flight.