Remember when you thought astronauts looked really cool? Well, prepare to have your childhood memories befouled. Elon Musk recently posted the first official photo of his SpaceX spacesuit on Instagram, and it makes all those blocky, clunky spacesuits you’ve been used to seeing for the past 50 years look like total shit.
These sleek, form-fitting, futurist suits are meant to be worn by astronauts when riding inside Musk’s SpaceX Dragon Capsule. Musk made a point of noting that this isn’t a mockup — the suits have already been tested to double vacuum pressure. It appears future Mars colonists will be styling and profiling when they reach the red planet.
There are few details about the suits, but Musk had previously mentioned that he’d hired superhero costume designer Jose Fernandez (the same man who clothed the superheroes in Batman vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War) to help him design spacesuits for SpaceX. (Yes, we have totally reached peak superhero.)
Musk noted that it was “incredibly hard” to marry practicality and style while making these beauties. Which is fair. Many at NASA have previously complained about how hard it can be to design a spacesuit. Space is probably the deadliest, most treacherous environment one can imagine, so first and foremost, you’ve got to make sure a spacesuit prevents one’s head from exploding. At the same time, astronauts are symbols of the world and of science. You want astronauts to look good, you know, just in case they run into extra terrestrials and whatnot.
These snazzy suits will be worn by NASA astronauts for the commercial crew program when SpaceX starts launching people to and from the International Space Station. Back in January, Boeing unveiled its own spacesuit design that astronauts will wear on route to the ISS. Sorry Boeing, but Musk’s suits make yours look like they were designed by Ecko.