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Canadian company Creepex building specialized seats for Elon Musk’s SpaceX

The 'creeper' allows the rocket firm's engineers to work under the belly of the company's Falcon 9 rocket

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The medium-lift Falcon 9 has been mainly used to launch satellites into orbit

A Canadian company has been chosen by Elon Musk’s rocket firm 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.

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