There's gotta be some mad shit left on the Shuttle that we can use? Maybe we need another space race to open it up again?
Funny you say that, one of the materials that we used on the original Kinsei was a material that came out of ceramics technology. It had this incredible moisture-wicking, heat-insulating, heat-reflective performance. Designers take a lot of cues out of the automotive industry, like Formula One, which is pretty cool. I get asked often whether these new materials really make that much difference. Here's another car analogy. A carburettor works just fine but fuel injection works better! Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear) is a very interesting guy to listen to. People always ask him what his favourite car is... If they asked me I'd say it'd be a Lamborghini but he says the Toyota Corolla is better to drive than a Lamborghini. That's just natural evolution. And it's the same if you look at modern day footwear versus something that's ten years old, there's a quantum difference, it's just a totally different world.
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