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The white stuff: SpaceX reveals Musk-have astronaut suit

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Elon Musk said the suit has been tested on Earth and works, adding it was incredibly hard to balance aesthetics and function.

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 said it was not him in the new suit, but a SpaceX engineer.

SpaceX is developing a crew version of its Dragon cargo capsule for Nasa and Boeing is also working to get US astronauts flying again from home soil.

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Boeing is going blue for spacesuits for its Starliner capsules.

US astronauts last rocketed away from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 2011 and have since been riding Russian rockets to get to the International Space Station.

Mr Musk says the new SpaceX suit has been tested on Earth and works, adding that it was incredibly hard to balance aesthetics and function.

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