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Cooling jacket made with space technology
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- Title Cooling jacket made with space technology
- Released 18/07/2002 9:32 am
- Copyright Corpa Nove / Grado Zero Espace
Special spacesuits with internal cooling devices allow astronauts to withstand high temperatures during spacewalks. The space technology has been used by the Canadian company Med-Eng to develop a concept now used by the Italian fashion manufacturer Corpo Nove and its R&D start-up Grado Zero Espace specialising in sports outfits and outdoor garments. Here one of Corpo Nove’s products, the Cooling Jacket with the technology from ESA, is seen on display at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum New York in an exhibition entitled Skin: Surface, Substance and Design that runs from 14 May to 15 September 2002. The cooling effect is obtained by inserting 50 metres of plastic tubing, 2 mm wide, as part of the design.