In this new age of space age where private companies are increasingly entering into developing of space craft and out of earth mission, Elon Musk the founder of SpaceX has decided to innovate the plain white space suits and make them “Badass”. And to affirm his intent he has hired Jose Fernandez, a renowned super hero costume designer. The science fiction seems to be turning into reality it seems.
If Batman, Spiderman, Superman needed a practical-yet-chic costume in performing their duties, Elon Musk must be thinking that the SpaceX crew should sport a one of a kind spacesuit, too.
In the movies, spacesuits are modified to look “better” or be more “stylish” in today’s standard. This must have been behind Musk’s intent to create better looking spacesuits.
Musk expressed his intention to make spacesuits look ‘badass’. And to be able to create the most classy spacesuit ever, he hired the legendary superhero costume designer Jose Fernandez.
Jose Fernandez have worked with popular sci-fi characters in the movies Batman v Superman, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, Iron Man and Jupiter Ascending, according to Gizmodo.
Fernandez recently revealed that the SpaceX and Tesla founder tapped him to design his spacesuit.
“I worked with him for six months and at the end of that, we created a suit that they are now reverse-engineering to make functional for flight” said Fernandez in an interview with Bleep. Fernandez was oblivious to the project at first, thinking SpaceX was another Sci-Fi superhero movie before he discovered it’s a real space program.
Confirming to the norms is not one of Elon Musk’s mottos in life. He always wanted to deviate from the usual, that’s why he doesn’t want to adapt the conventional design by NASA and created his own ‘badass’ version of the spacesuit.
The spacesuit will be utilized in SpaceX Mission to Mars scheduled in 2018 according to Mirror in the UK, they said it is Musk’s dream to be the first to land a manned spacecraft in Mars.
In anticipation of the announcement and reveal of the ‘badass’ heroic spacesuit, Fernandez said “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.”
Space exploration might look like a comic-con in outer space, but as long as it is functional, it doesn’t really matter how the spacesuit looks like. Today, one thing is clear, Elon Musk wanted to dominate Mars, and he wants to do it in style.