Another thing to add to the list of “things Elon Musk can afford to do”: hire the Tron Legacy costume designer to create the look (if not necessarily the functionality) of SpaceX’s in-house spacesuits. [LINK]
Movie spacesuits almost always look better than their real world counterparts. That’s probably why SpaceX has tapped legendary costume designer Jose Fernandez to develop their own in-house spacesuits.
You’ve likely seen Fernandez’s work before: He’s responsible for designing costumes in Batman v Superman, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, Iron Man, Jupiter Ascending, and quite a few others. He knows his way around the sorts of costumes that are functional, but which also look cool.
Elon Musk has previously noted design is going to be a priority for their own astronauts, and that he wants it to look ‘badass’.
That great…but I also want to be successfully breathing oxygen the whole time too, yeah?