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NASA employs many materials engineers to develop and test every piece of equipment (including spacesuits) that astronauts use. These engineers carry out tests for each piece of equipment, devising new ways to use existing materials, or developing new materials.

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Insulator Innovator

Insulator Innovator

NASA employs many materials engineers to develop and test every piece of equipment (including spacesuits) that astronauts use. These engineers carry out tests for each piece of equipment, devising new ways to use existing materials, or developing new materials.