This isn’t Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit.
Elon Musk — when he’s not working on getting the world off fossil fuels at Tesla — is working on getting humanity to Mars at SpaceX, his Los Angeles-based rocket company. And on Wednesday, he shared on his Instagram account a first look at their nifty new spacesuit.
“First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup),” said Musk in the caption. “Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics [sic] and function. Easy to do either separately.”
As usual with most things Musk does, the internet went nuts. Some Twitter users enjoyed his attention to style in the suit.
Elon Musk revealed the SpaceX spacesuit. Only someone obsessed with greatness cares this much about esthetics in space. pic.twitter.com/IoWEGv0gQb
— Pomp ???? (@APompliano) August 23, 2017
Another observer used the hashtag #ElonizingMars.
— Nacym Baghli (@NacymBaghli) August 23, 2017
Most people on Twitter were just hyped up about how cool it looked, though. As one mentioned, it looks like it was “something out of Daft Punk’s dressing room,” which is probably the best way to describe it.
OH MY GOD THE SPACEX SPACESUIT ????
— Moony ???? (@lu_cookie) August 23, 2017
That spaceX spacesuit looks soo cool, like it looks like a sci-fi outfit. Its so cool Elon Musk is my boss
— exile (@_kilington) August 23, 2017
The SpaceX spacesuit looks like something out of Daft Punk's dressing room. https://t.co/TmTtfiPpNF
— Dan Keitley (@DanKeitley) August 23, 2017
And whether it’s a Tesla beating a Lamborghini in a race or Musk revealing a spacesuit, most of his fanboys have a similar reaction when he releases some new info: “I’m losing my s–t!”
FIRST LOOK AT SPACEX SPACESUIT I'M LOSING MY SHIT pic.twitter.com/6KDxqyV05Y
— dri.exe (@adriisdaddy) August 23, 2017
Check back later on Musk’s Twitter and Instagram for more space fashion updates. SpaceX’s next launch is tomorrow (Thursday), where they’ll be launching a rocket into orbit from Taiwan.