theThey look very different from the usual NASA suits that have been in service for years. SpaceX shared an inside look at the design of the spacesuit in a video posted Monday that gives an insight into one of the most visible parts of the .
The space suits feature a sleek, streamlined design and have a symbiotic relationship with the seats of the Crew Dragon spacecraft. They are connected through an “umbilical” that connects astronauts with everything from communications to air to breathing.
Chris Trigg, space suit and crew manager for the crew, said SpaceX prioritized the ease of use of the suits, “something the crew simply has to literally plug in when they sit down and then the suit takes care of itself from there.” .
Video is timed just ahead of schedule. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will return to Earth, leaving the International Space Station on August 1 and splashing in the Atlantic on August 2.
Here it isand the final tests it needs to pass before SpaceX can start regular operational flights to the ISS.