Working at SpaceX may seem like all rocket science but sometimes it's not always that.
SpaceX may be known for their reusable rockets, drone-ships and satellites but the tech company is also looking at other parts of the industry. SpaceX wants to make sure it's as advance as the movies and comic books. Which is why SpaceX founder Elon Musk is looking for a costume designer to create spacesuits.
Sounds too good to be true but someone already took the job. Critically acclaimed costume designer for superheroes, Jose Fernandez, has been enlisted to create spacesuits, as told by ECN Mag.
Jose Fernandez and Ironhead Studio has a portfolio of superheros under their belts. They have worked on box-office hit films like Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Four, Ironman 2, Tron, The Amazing Spider-Man, and the X-Men films, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the very recent Captain America: Civil War.
How did Fernandez end up working with SpaceX? Fernandez told Bleep Mag that Elon Musk reached out to him and he thought that SpaceX was a name of a movie.
When he realized that it was an actual space program, he was commissioned to build a suit. He was only given two weeks to make it and present to Musk. He mentioned that he cannot create a whole suit in that small amount of time, but he did well with a helmet which eventually the tech billionaire liked. Fernandez competed with four other companies but Musk hated everything except the helmet. "I worked with him for six months and at the end of that, we created a suit that they are now reverse-engineering to make functional for flight," the superhero costume maker said.
This just means that there is hope for costume designers and creatives in the tech world. Your next costume could be in space. Science!