It’s very stylish, but also functional, according to Musk - a combination that was hard to put together. He said that the spacesuit has already been put to the test under double vacuum pressure. While only one picture of the upper half of the suit (including the helmet) has been shown, Musk tells us to expect more over the coming days.
SpaceX’s spacesuit has been developed in-house. This decision is quite unique when compared to the competition. Boeing, for example, partnered with David Clark Company which specialises in aviation suits. By investing in in-house design and manufacture, SpaceX can lower costs and achieve greater control over the supply chain.
The SpaceX spacesuit is a big departure from the traditional suits which we’ve seen on NASA astronauts for so many years, and could represent a big shift in how suits are designed going forward.