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  • SpaceX Unveils Sleek, White Spacesuit for Astronaut Travel

  • SpaceX is developing a crew version of its Dragon cargo capsule for NASA astronauts

SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. Musk elaborated on his plans to colonize Mars in a Reddit session Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, photo: AP/Refugio Ruiz

23 of August 2017 17:59:56

CAPE CANAVERAL – SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year.Chief executive Elon Musk made the big reveal via Instagram on Wednesday. He says it's not him in the new suit, rather a SpaceX engineer.SpaceX is developing a crew version of its Dragon cargo capsule for NASA astronauts. Boeing is also working to get U.S. astronauts flying again from home soil. Boeing is going blue for spacesuits for its Starliner capsules.

U.S. astronauts last rocketed away from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 2011. They've since been riding Russian rockets to get to the International Space Station.Musk says the new SpaceX suit has been tested on Earth — and works. He says it was incredibly hard to balance aesthetics and function.

MARCIA DUNN



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