Important Innovations Collection: Origami Invention for Spacecraft

Very Original Origami for Spacecraft Landings

Source:  University of  Washington

Softens the Blow and Enables Rocket Reuse
A team at the University of Washington has invented an origami inspired metamaterial.  It's designed to soften the force generated when a spacecraft lands and enable its reuse.  The researchers also say it can be used in cars to soften the blow of an accident.  For a news blog with details, go to
Important Innovations Collection: Origami Invention for Spacecraft: Designed to Soften Impact of Landings Source:  University of Washington Origami Inspired Metamaterial This is unique innovation deve...

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