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it's fifty years since Neil Armstrong landed on the moon a fetus impressive then as it is now look at the next lunar mission feature another Lee in technology , here at the university of Washington in Seattle scientists are looking to ancient Japan for inspiration the building model rocket lex based on the concept of origami the most basic principle that we took from Oregon me art is the fact that the crew specific crisp pattern can create a specific material with the specific %HESITATION matter of property that we want , fold increases in the legs creates with the developers say it's a counter intuitive wave motion this means when pressure is put on the like the fold increases react by trying to return to the normal position , joining origami cells together increases the amount of impact that can be absorbed the space lending structured steel heavily rely on plastic materials OR some form of %HESITATION Empain mediating layers which should be replaced after every mission so I envision our structures can be replacing those components so that %HESITATION the landing structures also can be reusable after missions the project is part of a drive tools making space ventures more resourceful and affordable by scientists one to make models from plastic and composite materials such as carbon fiber if the legs committee made strong enough the hope is the technology could one day feature on lunar landing Marshall's repeat missions