• Terry Stetler

    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/…363626841812992
    10:55 AM – Aug 23, 2017 · Florida, USA

  • therealdmt

    Spiffy

  • Jimmy S. Overly

    Sounds like you need to lay off the cookies so you can get into astronaut shape.

  • IamGrimalkin

    Yeah, you’re not looking at the population as a whole, you are looking at the subset of the population who can, for example, pass the NASA physical tests. That subset will have a higher proportion of people who can fit in that cut.

  • Kirk

    $/astronaut = $/lb * lb/astronaut

    Mr. Musk is doing his part to lower one factor; we can do our part to lower the other.

  • Jeff2Space

    When I needed to prepare for backpacking at 10,000+ feet in altitude, I was able to lose about 25 pounds by “eating right” and walking a lot. At that point in my life I could easily fit in that launch/entry suit. The only downside was I was grumpy as hell for the 6 months I was losing the weight because I was always hungry. Of course I slowly gained it all back afterwards.

    I’d do it again for a “once in a lifetime” trip in a Dragon V2.

  • Paul_Scutts

    Looks kind’a naked without the holster and laser pistol. 🙂

  • IamGrimalkin

    Most of the mass needed to lift astronauts is in things like life support, not the mass of the astronauts themselves. And I doubt SpaceX is going to go round telling astronauts to breathe less.

  • therealdmt

    Me want COOKIE!

  • Paul451

    Not to mention the rocket-bike.

  • Bulldog

    That white is going to be tough to keep clean and God forbid you accidentally throw it in with a load of colored laundy. What am I thinking, it probably requires dry cleaning. 😉

  • Jimmy S. Overly

    SpaceX should offer “skins” or different styles of suit inspired famous Sci Fi suits. I think I’d go as an original BSG Viper pilot.

  • windbourne

    Actually, no.
    It appears to be the same material as what is in Tesla’s seats.
    If so, that stuff is DIFFICULT to cut/snag, and clean-up is a snap.
    Pretty amazing material.

  • windbourne

    hire more women and smaller ppl.

  • Paul451

    Given the water landings, I’m surprised at the colour choice. International Orange & Safety Orange may not be sexy, but black/white is not going to be very visible on choppy seas if the crew have to bail.

  • MzUnGu

    LOL not sure Elon Musk can fit into that now days. Maybe why he’s building a F-heavy. 😀

  • Arthur Hamilton

    Thereis a comparison of the pressure suits to be worn on Medium.com .
    http://medium.com/

  • Arthur Hamilton

    There’s always Blue’s New Shepard suborbitol thrill ride.