Goodyear will study tire materials in space

Akron, Ohio – Goodyear’s next research project is out of this world.

The Akron-based tire maker disclosed plans to test tire components in space. According to a 24 July news release, the development is part of a project in the International Space Station’s US National Laboratory, through an experiment expected to take place later this year.

The company made the announcement during the ISS Research and Development Conference, which is taking place in San Francisco.

Goodyear said that in a microgravity environment on the space station, it will…

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