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        NASA | Composite Materials for Space

        Learn about composite materials and how they are being used in spacecraft design at NASA. Composites are known primarily for the enhanced strength and stiffness they give to objects, such as airplane wings, while being lighter than conventional materials. Objects made from composites can also hold their shape better and not experience fatigue under heat or pressure. In the video, a NASA engineer explains how and why composites are being used in place of metals in a prototype crew module design.

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