Bridgestone joining Japanese space mission

Tokyo – Bridgestone Corp. is taking part in an international space exploration mission together with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corp., the tire & rubber company said 11 April.

As announced in March by JAXA and Toyota, the mission aims to “expand the domain of human activity and develop intellectual property on space exploration.”

As part of the joint programme, Bridgestone will study the performance needs of tires for manned, pressurised rovers to improve their contact with the surface of the moon.

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