SPACE FABRIC:

:Smart woven metal fabric to be used by astronauts and spaceships

:Created by Raul Polit Casillas, a systems engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

:Looks like chain mail but is actually printed as one piece through a highly specialized 3D printer

:Printed in layers to easily allow special functions be added to this smart fabric

:Space fabric is currently able to manage heat, is strong, reflective and easily folds to required shape

www.jpl.nasa.gov

 

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