MOSCOW, February 13 – RIA Novosti. A new material made of composite polymers to protect astronauts from radiation is planned to begin testing at the International Space Station (ISS) in the fall of 2021, said Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov.
“When I fly in October, during my flight I could start this experiment. It will, of course, be long, because it will take more than one month or even half a year to exhibit. You need to understand how much this fabric protects from radiation,” – he said in a video posted on the Roscosmos page on YouTube.
According to him, samples of material for testing will be placed inside the station and possibly outside.
Earlier it was reported that the new material, developed by the Belgorod State Technological University named after Shukhov and the Cosmonaut Training Center (CPC), is a multilayer polymer – carbon composite.