New Polymers in Space: Long-term Exploration Beyond Our Planet

ACS Webinars

The return to deep space flight and planetary exploration opens up new and exciting areas for materials research, as well as new challenges requiring pioneering new technologies.

Join Stephanie Vivod from NASA John H Glenn Research Center and Christopher Wohl of NASA, Langley Research Center as they discuss the research and development of advanced polymer material capabilities, such as those demonstrated by polymer aerogels and copoly (carbonate urethane) materials. Discover how dust and radiation mitigation materials will enable future mission success, crew health and safety, and aid in the goal of long-term human presence on the Moon and Mars.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Sadeq Malakooti of NASA John H Glenn Research Center and co-produced with the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry.

What You Will Learn

  • How copoly (carbonate urethane) materials can create reusable materials applications
  • Surface engineering of existing and novel polymers that will mitigate lunar dust adhesion
  • The exciting future of polymer aerogels for space exploration
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Stephanie Vivod
Chemical Engineer,
NASA John H Glenn Research Center

Christopher Wohl
Assistant Branch Head and Senior Research Surface Scientist,
NASA Langley Research Center

Sadeq Malakooti
NPP Fellow,
NASA John H Glenn Research Center

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