Fabric That Can Stop a Micrometeorite.
On August 29, 2005, The Boston Globe published an article on TIAX’s technology development, “The goal: fabric that can stop a micrometeorite: Tiax researchers strive to design materials for NASA.” The article was written by Robert Weisman.
Excerpt: “Materials researchers at Tiax LLC are hunting for the right fabrics, but they are confronting problems that have probably never been considered by the fashion industry. Withstanding temperatures of plus or minus 200 degrees Fahrenheit, for example. Or surviving strikes from micrometeorites flying at a speed of Mach 20.”