SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has unveiled his company’s first ever spacesuit, posting a preview on Instagram.
According to the post, the suit has already been “double-vacuum” pressure tested, although Musk admits that it was a challenge to balance function with aesthetics.
The suit in the picture is in fact fully-functional, and is destined for use on SpaceX’s future missions.
According to Bleep Magazine, the suit has been designed with the help of costume designer Jose Fernandez, who is the visionary behind outfits donned by Batman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman.
“[Mr Musk] wanted it to look stylish. It had to be practical but also needed to look great," he told the publication last year. “When people put this spacesuit on, he wants them to look better than they did without it, like a tux. You look heroic in it.”
Well, it looks like it’s mission accomplished – it’s one cool suit.