Kenneth Shields, CASIS operations director, Akos Hegyi, Airbus Defense and Space EDRS Services head, Kris Kimel, Space Tango chairman and co-founder, Andrew Rush, Made in Space president and chief executive, Christian Maender, Axiom Space director of in-space manufacturing and research, and Mike Read, NASA commercial space utilization office manager, discussed ways to develop sustainable demand for low Earth orbit services during the 2018 ISS Research and Development conference in San Francisco. Credit: SpaceNews/Debra Werner
A Goodyear service technician checks tire pressure. For passenger cars, ten to 14 percent of fuel consumption is used to roll tires on the road. Goodyear is investigating how silica combined with rubber improves tire efficiency. Credit: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
"Futurama," the short-lived animated series that had a knack for nailing absurd predictions, envisioned the Taco Bellevue Hospital where patients could "supersize" their babies or try the "new chemo loco." So why not a space station? Credit: "Futurama" frame grab/ 20th Century Fox Television
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