QUEBEC — A Canadian company has been chosen by Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide special creeper seats designed to help workers inspect its Falcon 9 rockets.
Creepex designed the so-called “under rocket mobility seats” after being contacted by a SpaceX engineer.
The seats allow engineers to work comfortably under the belly of the rockets.
They have a powered back rest that can recline to a flat position and places to hold tools.
Creepex was founded in 2011. The Quebec City company designs, manufactures and distributes creepers for garage mechanics.
SpaceX marked the 50th launch of a Falcon 9 rocket earlier this month.