General Discussion NASA Tests 'Gecko Gripper' For Spaceflight Stickiness

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NASA Tests 'Gecko Gripper' For Spaceflight Stickiness


To deal with the growing problem of dangerous space junk, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) has turned to nature for a sticky solution.

The "Gecko Gripper" system is modeled after the sticky feet of the gecko. The little lizards have no problem climbing various surfaces because their feet are covered with tiny hairs that give them a stable grip. NASA recently tested its own version in microgravity and other simulated space conditions on materials used in...
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