How much does the new SpaceX suit cost? The agency was attempting to design, test, and build the suit in-house, working with 27 different subcontractors. The total price tag will be over $1 billion, more than what it cost to build the Falcon 9 orbital rocket and cargo Dragon spacecraft, as former SpaceX engine guru Tom Mueller observed.
Who made the new SpaceX suits?
And who better to design your new space suit than a Hollywood costume designer. Elon Musk's recent SpaceX-led mission — which launched a pair of NASA astronauts into space on May 30 — featured space suits that were designed by Jose Fernandez, Forbes reports.
Does SpaceX have space suits?
SpaceX has developed space flight suits for astronauts to wear while inside the rocket, though a spacesuit for astronauts on the moon would have additional requirements to protect individuals in the harsh conditions of space.
What are the SpaceX suits made of?
Beyond style, the spacesuits need to function as such, providing protection from loss of air pressure in the capsule. Weighing about 20 lbs., they are made from a type of fire-retardant Kevlar and Nomex. A single connection point on the suit's thigh provides air and power connections.
Why do astronauts wear space suit?
The suits protect astronauts from getting too hot or cold. Spacesuits also give astronauts oxygen to breathe while they are working in space. They also keep astronauts from getting hurt by space dust. Space dust may not sound very dangerous.