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SpaceX unveils spacesuit


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—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 yesterday.

He said 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 also is 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, Fla. in 2011.

They've since been riding Russian rockets to get to the International Space Station.

Musk said the new SpaceX suit has been tested on Earth—and works.

He noted it was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function.

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