NASA’s meteorite-resistant space fabric is like futuristic chainmail

NASA’s meteorite-resistant space fabric is like futuristic chainmail

NASA is usually so busy showing off all the awesome stuff it finds out in space that it’s easy to lose track of the cool projects it’s working on here on Earth, but the new “space fabric” designed by engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is just too cool to overlook. Like some kind of futuristic chainmail, it not only looks ridiculously awesome, it’s also a potential solution for protecting space-faring astronauts from debris like meteorites. The design of the fabric, which was led by JPL engineer Raul Polit Casillas, is such that it’s both flexible

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