Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Michael C. DeAloia.
NASA Glenn is an undiscovered gem in Northeast Ohio, especially when it comes to its biomimicry efforts.
No doubt it’s cool that this research and development powerhouse will be a key part of the propulsion units for the Mars missions, but equally impressive and important is its involvement biomimicry, which is the design and production of materials, structures and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes. The science is being widely studied at NASA in the context of the Mars mission because it is believed that biomimicry can minimize the energy used for traveling to the red planet.
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Originally published November 18, 2016.