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The Artemis III spacesuit prototype, the AxEMU. Though this prototype uses a dark gray cover material, the final version will likely be all-white when worn by NASA astronauts on the Moon’s surface. Photo courtesy Axiom Space

The Final Frontier Has Never Been So Fashionable Space provides a very unique environment in which to build products with particular attributes that can’t be built terrestrially. The value is …

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The International Space Station (ISS)

Wireless Compose-2: A Wireless Communication Network with a Ballistocardiography Smart-Shirt Experiment in the ISS Columbus Module Evaluating the effects of the environment of space on the human cardiovascular system was …

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A single zirconium hydroxide particle under a scanning electron microscope. The average size for this type of zirconium hydroxide is 30 µm.

The next generation of materials is providing much-needed protection against chemical and biological warfare agents. The team at the U.S. Army DEVCOM Soldier Center is focused on developing the next …

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C.F. Weber workwear reinforced with Cordura re/cor recycled nylon 6.6 fabrics. Photo courtesy of C.F. Weber

From basalt to recycled carbon to sustainable nylons, today’s advanced fabrics are exhibiting environmentally sound components that are sustainable and innovative. An emphasis at the Techtextil show in Frankfurt, Germany …

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Endumax film and Twaron fiber can deliver extra protection, reduced weight and maximum reliability for ballistic protective gear, ensuring police safety, mobility and comfort at all times. Photo courtesy of Teijin Aramid

High-modulus, high-tenacity fibers have played a key role in the development of many performance textiles Performance fabrics – one of the fastest growing sectors of the industry – are textiles …

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