SpaceX Spacesuit Designed by Superhero Suit Designer

By Kanika Gupta - 05 May '16 15:50PM

In a recent interview, Fernandez dropped a hint that he is working for SpaceX. "I designed a spacesuit for SpaceX," Fernandez says, at the end of a clip that was highlighted by a Redditor. "I can't show [it], but they're gonna reveal it in the next possible year."

Another Redditor also pointed out that this is not the first time that Fernandez has mentioned working on the project. Just that, this is the first someone actually took notice. Earlier this year, Fernandez divulged in an interview that how invested Elon Musk is in the suit and how he concerned about the way it looks. He also shared that the suit was first designed to look awesome and then it was reverse-engineered to make it a spacesuit.

Fernandez said, "I worked with [Musk] for six months and at the end of that, we created a suit that they are now reverse-engineering to make functional for flight. The look they are going to unveil in the next few months is something we created here in the studio. He wanted it to look stylish. It had to be practical but also needed to look great. It's pretty bad ass. He kept saying, "Anyone looks better in a tux, no matter what size or shape they are," and when people put this space suit on, he wants them to look better than they did without it, like a tux. You look heroic in it. It's an iconic thing be a part of."

Musk has said it before that the suit is his priority. Given the kind of suits that NASA comes up with, Musk definitely has an edge to make his look absolutely cool.

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