Mars simulation

RadiciGroup creates spacesuit for Mars missions

April 8th, 2022

A group of companies in the Italian textile industry, headed by RadiciGroup, has created the first spacesuit for analogue simulation fully designed and engineered in Italy for the Space Medicine Operations (SMOPS) Mars mission. This endeavor was promoted and organized by Mars Planet – the Italian chapter of the Mars Society headquartered in the province of Bergamo – under […]

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Heathcoat Fabrics delivers a soft landing on Mars

May 1st, 2021

The supersonic parachute that landed NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars in February undergoes testing in a wind tunnel at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ames. When the Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars on Feb. 18, NASA engineers and space enthusiasts around the world celebrated—along with the fabric engineers and production […]

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What to wear to Mars

September 1st, 2015

Requirements for space garments share similarities with those worn on Earth. For human space missions beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO), the logistical burden is at least twice as great as that of missions in low-Earth orbit. Take, for instance, a trip to Mars, which is being planned by NASA to occur sometime in the 2030s. For […]

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