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3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust

25 Nov 2020, 14:00 UTC
3 Questions: Using fabric to “listen” to space dust JAXA/Space and edited by MIT News

Earlier this month a team of MIT researchers sent samples of various high-tech fabrics, some with embedded sensors or electronics, to the International Space Station. The samples (unpowered for now) will be exposed to the space environment for a year in order to determine a baseline for how well these materials survive the harsh environment of low Earth orbit.

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