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From CSIRO’s Solve magazine, August 2006:
The science of ‘advanced materials’ is fast opening up new industrial frontiers.
In the high-speed, low-atmosphere conditions of space travel, even the most minuscule piece of dust or rock can cause serious damage to space vehicles – and repairs are obviously not simply a matter of taking the ship to a local garage for a quick touch-up. For one thing, the nearest garage is likely to be hundreds of thousands of kilometres away. Read more.


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