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Posted: 8/23/2017 1:43:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 2:30:51 PM EST by AmericanPeople]
Look here

The following picture was found by BillyThePoet below. Reposted here for those who may overlook it plus it is a better pair of pictures than listed above. The link above did note that the unit is operational...not a mockup.

Update: The pictures below may be two year old concept images.

Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:45:34 PM EST
Is that real? That can't be real- its so thin?
This is just decompression protection and for emergency evacuation, its not intended for EVAs is it?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:47:33 PM EST
Nice, in before the haters.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:47:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
Is that real? That can't be real- its so thin?
This is just decompression protection and for emergency evacuation, its not intended for EVAs is it?
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https://twitter.com/astro_g_dogg/status/900371010846810113
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:48:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/23/2017 1:50:40 PM EST by Nulltime]
Might buy you a couple minutes of cold protection and air. Better than nothing maybe enough time to un-fuck yourself?

Edit: IVA only I see. Cool.

Yeah enough time to get unfucked. Nice and mobile. Cool.

Edit: I have no love for Musk and I hate his cars...but the suit looks pretty neat.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:49:11 PM EST
That's cool.

I hope I get to see legit space travel someday.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:52:54 PM EST
Instagram blocked at work, and twitter rarely works. Any other links?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:53:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Birddog1911:
Instagram blocked at work, and twitter rarely works. Any other links?
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08/elon-musk-posts-first-photo-of-spacexs-new-spacesuit/
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:53:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Neotopiaman:
https://twitter.com/astro_g_dogg/status/900371010846810113
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Originally Posted By Neotopiaman:
Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
Is that real? That can't be real- its so thin?
This is just decompression protection and for emergency evacuation, its not intended for EVAs is it?
https://twitter.com/astro_g_dogg/status/900371010846810113
I see. It still is really thin even for that, but great work on their part. Now I have to go read up on what its made out of.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:54:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Birddog1911:
Instagram blocked at work, and twitter rarely works. Any other links?
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We could try photobucket.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:54:25 PM EST
An executive left SpaceX and has started his own company.

Vector
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:54:50 PM EST
A beedy beedy beedy ("like" in Tweeky talk)
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:55:14 PM EST
For some reason, that dude looks dead to me.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:56:03 PM EST
So, who wants to the first to scream in space.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:56:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ArmdLbrl:
Is that real? That can't be real- its so thin?
This is just decompression protection and for emergency evacuation, its not intended for EVAs is it?
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Emergency EVA, yes. Not intended for extended vacuum exposure, you'd run out of air before the cold or radiation got you.

Good to see suits getting lighther and less bulky.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:56:47 PM EST
Sort of like The Martian and Interstellar looking suits
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:56:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:57:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By realwar:
An executive left SpaceX and has started his own company.

Vector
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I love all of the startups and new ideas coming to the space industry finally. I hope we are on the verge of a major space industry revolution.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:59:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rebelcovehunter:
Nice, in before the haters.
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Like how much money did Musk get from the gov
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:00:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rebelcovehunter:


I love all of the startups and new ideas coming to the space industry finally. I hope we are on the verge of a major space industry revolution.
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Yeah, things are actually starting to go somewhere now that the bloated defense contractors/oligarchies are getting pushed aside.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:01:08 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dapzel:
Sort of like The Martian and Interstellar looking suits
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Depending on its thermal properties, you might be able to wear this on Mars. It isn't total vacuum on Mars or has the temperature extreme of orbital space.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:01:31 PM EST
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One is air inflated (pressurized) one it not... I think
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:04:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By rebelcovehunter:


I love all of the startups and new ideas coming to the space industry finally. I hope we are on the verge of a major space industry revolution.
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This founder split from Elon Musk and is now launching rockets for one-twentieth the cost of SpaceX.


Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:04:49 PM EST
It seems the suits we were today look like the ones we took to the moon.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:05:13 PM EST




Since everyone else was too lazy to post a pic....
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:06:21 PM EST
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Given the limited view of the SpaceX suit, I wonder how long it can be pressurized, compared to this one. This one looks less like an "emergency" suit.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:07:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BillythePoet:
https://i.redditmedia.com/ixHIWpINCRkcv-29pW-gjC9LgSFcn_fnZDyriykSydE.jpg?w=768&s=072b5125982567664648166e2b71305f



Since everyone else was too lazy to post a pic....
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For lack of the proper terminology, where are all of the life support fittings?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:10:19 PM EST
My God. The burocracy and financial overhead of the government is totally exposed when a private party comes into an industry that was previously a government only endeavor and in the matter of 5y does better than the government could in 50y.

Seriously, everyone at every level inside NASA, working for NASA, funding NASA, overseeing NASA should be so ashamed by this picture.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:11:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:11:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By realwar:

This founder split from Elon Musk and is now launching rockets for one-twentieth the cost of SpaceX.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P98Rx6HWQUs
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Falcon 9 Payload to LEO is 22,800 kg and 8,000kg to GTO.

Vector smallsat launcher is 150kg to LEO and 0kg to GTO.

22,800/150 = 152

20 times the cost for 152 times the payload

It's like comparing a courier bike to an 18 wheeler.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:14:06 PM EST
This is Boeing's pressurized flight suit.

Both Boeing's and Space X's "spacesuits" are flight suits to be worn during transportation inside the spacecraft rather than EVA spacesuits.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/boeing-releases-snazzy-new-blue-spacesuits-for-starliner-fliers/
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:14:44 PM EST
Well that could be that Boeing and Space X have different ideas of what the suit should do, within the fixed boundries of the contract specifications.

Space X might see the contract specs as "worst case" scenerios and will be happy to scrape by safety wise, as they see this as a often worn/seldom used item and thus movement and being able to use your hands while wearing it are more important. Boeing might be more focused on redundancy, have excess safety capacity, and see movement and daily wear as secondary to safety- design the ship interior to fit the suit and not the other way round.

It will be really interesting if the ship and suit designs do not get chosen from the same maker- as I am sure Space X is designing their suit for their ships interior and Boeing is designing their ship interior for their suit.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:16:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By realwar:

This founder split from Elon Musk and is now launching rockets for one-twentieth the cost of SpaceX.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P98Rx6HWQUs
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With less than one-threehundredth the payload capacity.  SpaceX will clobber them on price per kg to orbit but then again they are targeting entirely different segments of the market.  There will be plenty of competition in this segment, Vector, exos, Rocketlab, Virgin, etc.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:17:41 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:17:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By realwar:
This founder split from Elon Musk and is now launching rockets for one-twentieth the cost of SpaceX.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P98Rx6HWQUs
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Originally Posted By realwar:
Originally Posted By rebelcovehunter:


I love all of the startups and new ideas coming to the space industry finally. I hope we are on the verge of a major space industry revolution.
This founder split from Elon Musk and is now launching rockets for one-twentieth the cost of SpaceX.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P98Rx6HWQUs
His rocket also is a fraction of the size of a falcon 9.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:19:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Birddog1911:

For lack of the proper terminology, where are all of the life support fittings?
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My first thought . Or has he revolutionized that as well
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:19:29 PM EST
Looks like something Eddie Murphy would wear doing stand up in the 80's.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:20:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BillythePoet:
https://i.redditmedia.com/ixHIWpINCRkcv-29pW-gjC9LgSFcn_fnZDyriykSydE.jpg?w=768&s=072b5125982567664648166e2b71305f



Since everyone else was too lazy to post a pic....
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Something looks "off" about them, the blacked out visor, the tight "tailoring" and the missing hookups for life support.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:21:46 PM EST
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:21:50 PM EST
"Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function"

Translation: "I wasted a bunch of money trying to make it look sexy"
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:22:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By America-first:


Something looks "off" about them, the blacked out visor, the tight "tailoring" and the missing hookups for life support.
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That's an old concept photo from ~2 years ago.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:23:00 PM EST
Already tested to double vacuum pressure.
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What's double vacuum pressure? Near earth outer space is 0.000001 Torr. So they when to 0.000002 Torr or did they half it to 0.0000005 Torr? The moon is around 0.00000000001 Torr.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:25:39 PM EST
Like they will ever need it. lol
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:25:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Meche_03:


What's double vacuum pressure? Near earth outer space is 0.000001 Torr. So they when to 0.000002 Torr or did they half it to 0.0000005 Torr? The moon is around 0.00000000001 Torr.
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They filled the inside to 2atm before putting it in a vacuum chamber. I don't know how good their vacuum chamber is though.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:26:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Meche_03:


What's double vacuum pressure? Near earth outer space is 0.000001 Torr. So they when to 0.000002 Torr or did they half it to 0.0000005 Torr? The moon is around 0.00000000001 Torr.
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It probably means they tested it to 2 bar (29.4psi) in a vacuum chamber.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:31:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Meche_03:


What's double vacuum pressure? Near earth outer space is 0.000001 Torr. So they when to 0.000002 Torr or did they half it to 0.0000005 Torr? The moon is around 0.00000000001 Torr.
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It means that the suit is inflated to two atmospheres before being subjected to vacuum.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:34:27 PM EST
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Change up the helmet and you have the silhouette of what people said aliens looked like.


That's why I think we were in fact visited by aliens, but they really were just people inside space suits...they also kept their space suits on because of not wanted to catch disease.

Very cool space suit none the less. It looks like you can actually move in it.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:35:43 PM EST
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Originally Posted By America-first:
This is Boeing's pressurized flight suit.

Both Boeing's and Space X's "spacesuits" are flight suits to be worn during transportation inside the spacecraft rather than EVA spacesuits.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/boeing-releases-snazzy-new-blue-spacesuits-for-starliner-fliers/
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soo.. snazzy uniforms..
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:35:44 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Neotopiaman:
That's an old concept photo from ~2 years ago.
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Originally Posted By Neotopiaman:
Originally Posted By America-first:


Something looks "off" about them, the blacked out visor, the tight "tailoring" and the missing hookups for life support.
That's an old concept photo from ~2 years ago.
The new photos just released by Musk don't look quite right either and they sure as hell don't show much of anything that demonstrates a fully functional pressure suit like the ones shown in all of Boeing's detailed pictures that were released quite a while ago.

Any links that actually show the space suit Musk is presenting as a fully working, flight ready pressure suit?
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:36:53 PM EST
Looks like you would be FUCKED if a micro meteorite hit you.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 2:37:49 PM EST
Next astronaut is apparently the Stig.
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