Elon Musk has a knack for making typically uninspiring designs into cool, desirable goods. He did it with the electric car, and now he’s doing it with space suits. After all, if he wants thousands of people to spend their hard earned cash and risk their lives travelling to Mars, he’s going to have to make it a very attractive prospect.
The elegant new SpaceX suit was unveiled on Musk’s Instagram and, according to the billionaire entrepreneur, actually works, although he admits it was “incredibly hard” to balance the suit’s aesthetics with functionality.
At the moment, the suits will be worn by NASA astronauts when SpaceX starts taking people to and from the International Space Station. Musk promises that there’s “more in days to follow”, so stay tuned.