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'space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering

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Metallic space fabric

This metallic "space fabric" was created using 3-D printed techniques that add different functionality to each side of the material.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Raul Polit Casillas grew up around fabrics. His mother is a fashion designer in Spain, and, at a young age, he was intrigued by how materials are used for design.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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