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NASA Asked Students to Make Space Furniture

"We can make our furniture a lot lighter, a lot less strong (than Earth-bound designs)," says Laura Blumenschein. "That sounds like a bad thing, but if you're trying to reduce weight, that's a good thing when you're sending things to space."  (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock*)
"We can make our furniture a lot lighter, a lot less strong (than Earth-bound designs)," says Laura Blumenschein. "That sounds like a bad thing, but if you're trying to reduce weight, that's a good thing when you're sending things to space." (Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock*)

At NASA’s request, five mechanical engineering students designed and assembled a prototype table and chair for astronauts in space or for places like the moon...




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