【NASA宇航员进入龙飞船 试穿SpaceX太空服】

【NASA宇航员进入龙飞船 试穿SpaceX太空服】近日,NASA两名宇航员进入了SpaceX载人飞船Crew Dragon,穿上新款太空服Stromtrooper。视频显示,它不像传统太空服那样笨重,且其比现有设计更紧凑、更时尚。Crew Dragon计划于2019年发射,将宇航员送上国际空间站,届时NASA将为其商业宇航员计划配置这款太空服。

NASA astronauts begin training in Elon Musk's SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule - complete with 'Stormtrooper' suits

  • NASA astronauts have taken the controls of the SpaceX capsule 
  • Hoped they will pilot the craft to the ISS for the first time next year

Elon Musk has revealed NASA astronauts have taken the controls of the SpaceX capsule they will pilot to the International Space station for the first time.

He tweeted NASA footage of two of its astronauts training inside the Crew Dragon, donning the distinctive SpaceX 'Stromtrooper' suits they will wear.

The first mission is expected to blast off late next year following a series of delays.

'Commercial crew astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are getting familiar with operating inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon, fully suited!' NASA tweeted, and Musk retweeted.

NASA recently announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019.

It will be the first manned US launch to the orbiting research laboratory since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, forcing US astronauts to hitch costly rides aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft.


A flight on Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in August 2019.

It is believed the SpaceX suit was designed by Marvel and DC movie legend Jose Fernandez.

Musk has previously admitted that it is 'incredibly hard' to balance the look and its function.

It features accents and lines that make it more stylish than current designs.

It also appears to be more tight-fitting than anything NASA has produced.

The suit will be worn by NASA astronauts for the commercial crew program when SpaceX starts launching people to and from the International Space Station.

Last year, Musk revealed that he had contacted Fernandez to create a space suit.

SpaceX will use its Falcon 9 rocket for its launch with a Crew Dragon capsule attached on top.

The capsule measures about 20 feet tall by 12 feet in diameter, and will carry up to 7 astronauts at a time.

The Crew Dragon features an advanced emergency escape system (which was tested earlier this year) to swiftly carry astronauts to safety if something were to go wrong, experiencing about the same G-forces as a ride at Disneyland.

It also has an Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) that provides a comfortable and safe environment for crew members.

Crew Dragon's displays will provide real-time information on the state of the spacecraft's capabilities, showing everything from Dragon's position in space, to possible destinations, to the environment on board.

Boeing unveiled its own version of a space suit in January.

The bright blue spacesuit will be worn by astronauts aboard the CST-100 Starliner.

It is designed to be comfortable while still providing functionality, with the helmet attached to the suit itself, touchscreen-sensitive gloves, and vents to keep the astronauts cool.

The 20 pound spacesuit is far lighter than other launch-and-entry suits, and its material allows water vapour to escape while keeping air inside.

SpaceX has been flying cargo capsules to the International Space Station for three years.

SpaceX chose to develop their its suit for their astronauts in-house.

This is in contrast to the approach taken by Boeing which partnered with spacesuit specialist David Clark Company.

Its inspiration may have come from Jose Fernandez, the designer of costumes for Iron Man, Spider-Man, Batman and Captain America.


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