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Offline Kang54

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SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« on: 08/23/2017 08:06 AM »
[Moderator note: Split this from the SpaceX Suit Kremlinology Thread]

The first image of the suit has just been posted: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYIPmEFAIIn/
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elonmusk: First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately.

It's awesome!
« Last Edit: 08/23/2017 01:27 PM by gongora »

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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #1 on: 08/23/2017 08:28 AM »
What is "double vacuum pressure"?
« Last Edit: 08/23/2017 08:29 AM by jpo234 »

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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #2 on: 08/23/2017 08:38 AM »
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What is "double vacuum pressure"?

They likely pressurised the flightsuit at 2 bars and put it in a vacuum chamber.

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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #3 on: 08/23/2017 08:53 AM »
Not at all dissimilar to the suits seen in this SpaceX video -

« Last Edit: 08/23/2017 02:35 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #4 on: 08/23/2017 08:54 AM »
The first image of the suit has just been posted: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYIPmEFAIIn/

It's awesome!

Cool! It's similar to the ones posted in the past. Just for reference:


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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #5 on: 08/23/2017 09:30 AM »
The first image of the suit has just been posted: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYIPmEFAIIn/

It's awesome!

Cool!
Agreed. The SpaceX suit makes the Boeing Starliner suit look silly.

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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #6 on: 08/23/2017 09:46 AM »


The first image of the suit has just been posted: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYIPmEFAIIn/

It's awesome!

Cool!
Agreed. The SpaceX suit makes the Boeing Starliner suit look silly.

Wait for the baggy behind with room for the nappies.


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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #7 on: 08/23/2017 09:48 AM »
For convenience hereís Elonís comment with the photo:

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elonmusk First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics [sic] and function. Easy to do either separately.
« Last Edit: 08/23/2017 09:55 AM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #8 on: 08/23/2017 09:52 AM »
Wait for the baggy behind with room for the nappies.

Modern adult nappies are almost invisible under normal street clothing.

Edit: I still want to see a few full body pictures from different angles.
« Last Edit: 08/23/2017 09:52 AM by guckyfan »

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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #9 on: 08/23/2017 10:08 AM »
Where are the goesintos and the comesoutas ?
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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #10 on: 08/23/2017 11:32 AM »
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A dirty secret ... When I toured the SpaceX factory in Hawthorne in 2014, I saw these under development. Pretty much the color scheme I saw.

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/900316492096516096

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Re: Re: SpaceX Suit Kremlinology
« Reply #11 on: 08/23/2017 01:06 PM »
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A dirty secret ... When I toured the SpaceX factory in Hawthorne in 2014, I saw these under development. Pretty much the color scheme I saw.

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/900316492096516096
In hindsight it is not very surprising that the outside still looks very much like what was leaked to Instagram two years ago. The cool-looking outside was designed first and then a functional pressure suit was retro-engineered to fit inside the outside. So, SpaceX did not do it the hard way. The did it the ludicrously hard way. No wonder it took them so long (first public reveal of the suit was supposed to be early 2016). This must have been one ridiculously steep learning-curve.
« Last Edit: 08/23/2017 01:10 PM by woods170 »

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #12 on: 08/23/2017 01:36 PM »
Now they just need to produce those in PowerRangers-like colors and the new space race is won.

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SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #13 on: 08/23/2017 01:36 PM »
The head piece looks quite a bit like the modern Star Trek Discovery spacesuits.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-discovery-exhibit-reveals-props-costumes-comic-con-1023530
« Last Edit: 08/23/2017 01:37 PM by Star One »

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #14 on: 08/23/2017 01:46 PM »
Presumably, the SpaceX suit as shown is unpressurized. It may be less "form fitting" when pressurized. Aesthetically, the exterior looks "too cool for school" but, remember this is exclusively an IVA suit not unlike, in function, the modified Navy pressure suit worn by the Mercury astronauts, which was relatively form-fitting. The crew of Gemini 7 also wore an IVA suit that was pretty futuristic looking.   

Offline Chris Bergin

Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #15 on: 08/23/2017 02:46 PM »
They really did stick to the design we saw in L2 in 2015.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/starliner-space-suit-boeing-blue-revealed/


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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #16 on: 08/23/2017 02:53 PM »
They really did stick to the design we saw in L2 in 2015.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/01/starliner-space-suit-boeing-blue-revealed/



      This suit looks like it is composed of an inner pressure suit with an outer insulation/protective set of garments.  (Jacket, pants, overshoes, etc.)

      This would actually kind of makes sense, as the inner pressure envelope can be customized to the individual, like a mechanical counter pressure suit, while the outer layers can be changed out or augmented by changing out, or adding additional layers of protection as needed.
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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #17 on: 08/23/2017 03:06 PM »
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Garrett Reisman ✔ @astro_g_dogg
This suit is much better than the one I wore in the Shuttle. Lots of great innovations. I wore one today for our post-splashdown safety test https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/900363626841812992 Ö
10:55 AM - Aug 23, 2017 ∑ Florida, USA

https://twitter.com/astro_g_dogg/status/900371010846810113

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #18 on: 08/23/2017 03:36 PM »
Presumably, the SpaceX suit as shown is unpressurized. It may be less "form fitting" when pressurized. Aesthetically, the exterior looks "too cool for school" but, remember this is exclusively an IVA suit not unlike, in function, the modified Navy pressure suit worn by the Mercury astronauts, which was relatively form-fitting. The crew of Gemini 7 also wore an IVA suit that was pretty futuristic looking.
I think this is how pressurized Spacex suit will look. Header part will be pressurized but rest of body using just counter pressure.

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #19 on: 08/23/2017 03:42 PM »
Now they just need to produce those in PowerRangers-like colors and the new space race is won.

And put them in a Daft Punk video.

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