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'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering

18 Apr 2017, 21:11 UTC
'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering 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. Now, as a systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, he is still very much in the world of textiles. He and his colleagues are designing advanced woven metal fabrics for use in space.

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