SpaceX explains the elegant Crew Dragon space suits worn by NASA astronauts

SpaceX spacesuits integrate seamlessly with the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser / CNET

the SpaceX space suits designed for Crew Dragon astronauts They 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 Dragon Crew Mission.

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 Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission return. 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 is How to watch Crew Dragon’s historic comeback and the final tests it needs to pass before SpaceX can start regular operational flights to the ISS.