It is great to hear that Lamborghini is planning to send its car to space. Yes, Lamborghini is going to space, Elon Musk going to send his car into orbit.
It is to test the effects of cosmic radiation on carbon fiber materials in the International Space Station. The main purpose of the test is to obtain the information that could be helpful in both making new cars and designing artificial limbs.
Lamborghini to Send Carbon Fiber to the International Space Station
It is a combined project of Lamborghini and Houston Methodist Research Institute. The carbon fiber will stay on the international space station for a year and a half, there it will experience the conditions that it might never experience on the planet Earth.
Both Automobili Lamborghini and the Houston Methodist Research Institute will examine the effects together that the extreme environment of space has on composite materials.
The Lamborghini is planning to send several samples of different composite materials to the International Space Station through an unmanned rocket. According to the reports, the samples will be studied, and it is to be expected that the results will play a vital role in the design of future super cars and medical equipment such as artificial limbs.
Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a statement:
“We are very proud, Lamborghini is breaking ground as the first automaker in the world to conduct carbon fiber materials science research on the ISS. In addition to representing an important example of corporate social responsibility, this mission is also fully in line with our philosophy and values. Lamborghini is a brand that has always been committed to going beyond limits in every area of its activity and to being a pioneer in the realm of technology.”
It is important to mention here that Carbon fiber is a lightweight and durable material. Recently, it has also contributed to Bugatti’s successful 300-mph speed record, which proves that it could be used for more than just saving weight.
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