Elon Musk Encounters An Iron Man-Style Suit Outside SpaceX’s Starbase Site

Evelyn Arevalo by Evelyn Arevalo October 16, 2021

Elon Musk Encounters An Iron Man-Style Suit Outside SpaceX’s Starbase Site

Featured Image Source: @RGVAerialPhotography via Twitter

On Thursday, October 14, RGVAerialPhotography captured photos of an Iron Man-style suit sitting on a wooden chair outside of SpaceX’s Starbase site in Boca Chica Beach, Texas. Many space enthusiasts assumed that it was a Halloween decoration made out of Starship’s scrap stainless-steel metal plates. The silver shiny suit is actually created by an independent American engineer, Dylan Lange Edminston, who is working on making a real-life Iron Man suit. He has a YouTube channel where he has been documenting his manufacturing and iteration progress.

“I request an audience with the Cyber King. I designed this. Built the CNC mill needed for it. Then milled and welded it. Then paneled it,” Edminston told Musk via Twitter, “I’m also inventor the highest strength-to-weight ratio actuators on earth and I build rocket propulsion systems,” he wrote on October 15.

The metallic suit caught the eye of SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who took a break from working at the rocket factory and he walked up to the Iron Man-style suit outside of SpaceX’s Starbase rocket factory on Friday, according to a photo captured by RGVAerialPhotography. It is unclear whether Musk saw Edminston’s Tweet request, nor what they discussed when they met outside the facility. Maybe Edminston was trying to get hired by SpaceX, that was a clever way to get the company’s CEO attention. He later shared a short video clip of his encounter with Chief Engineer Musk where he discussed ‘artificial muscles’ he invented for the Iron Man-style suit, linked below.

 

 

Featured Image Source: @RGVAerialPhotography via Twitter





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