Take me to Mars in style
Finally, along comes the next high fashion trend for astronauts!
Does it ever occur to you why these days, just about everything can be made stylish and chic, but when it comes to anything that involves space travelling, all our so-called “advanced technology” seems to date back to the 60s? Well ponder no more!
On Wednesday 23rd of August, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, made a small yet dramatic revelation via his Instagram account – their first super sleek SpaceX spacesuit. Other than the fact that a spacesuit must have the ability to regulate air pressure, oxygen, and temperature as well as deflect cosmic radiation, it must also allow flexibility and communication. Numerous reasons why so far, even the most contemporary spacesuits have looked thickset and clunky. In Musk’s post, he has mentioned “Was incredibly hard to balance aesthetics and function. Easy to do either separately”. To craft such minimal, black and white aesthetic, costume designer Jose Fernandez was hired for the job. The famed Hollywood designer was responsible for blockbuster movies including Batman, The Avengers, and Iron Man – appropriately, someone who could take us to space, or future in style.
Furthermore, it isn’t just a prototype, according to Musk. The spacesuit has already been tested to double vacuum pressure, meaning that if Musk’s plan of “multiplanetary” goes according to plan, we might all be wearing one of these on our way to Mars by 2060. Well, at least a million of us anyway.