Adidas Boost Interational Space Station Space Testing Info - SBD

James Marshall
November 7, 2019

Adidas is going above and beyond the confines of Earth and looking to the stars to push the boundaries of innovation.

A similar thing happens now, with Adidas launching a multi-year partnership with the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory. "This partnership not only allows us to co-create improvements to sport performance but to explore processes and design that could be applicable to Adidas' dedicated efforts in sustainability as well".

It will all start by focusing on product innovation by testing the Adidas products in microgravity.

Adidas conveyed soccer balls to the ISS during a payload strategic this year so as to run explores trying to broaden the comprehension of flight qualities past Earth. She said that microgravity is the only condition where scientists can observe the behavior of certain objects like a spinning soccer ball without being interrupted by the airflow. "Having control of specific factors enables us to lead tests and gather bits of knowledge that aren't conceivable on Earth".

Carnes said that as the principal trial of its sort on athletic gear, the organization is as yet preparing the test results for the ball.

"Working with the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory and [the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space] - one of the most advanced facilities in the world - will help Adidas set new standards in performance innovation", said Adidas VP of brand strategy James Carnes in a press release.

"The unique conditions of space provide the ideal environment to discover the unknown". "What is exciting about this collaboration is the targeted nature of Adidas' research with its Boost technology". Adidas says this could theoretically optimize performance and comfort. Insights from the strenuous physical training regimen developed for astronauts to endure the harshest of conditions could also allow Adidas to apply potential learnings to athletes. It also plans to send along footwear for the astronauts to try out. The station has recently been part of more unusual stuff than the ones regarding space exploration. Adidas hopes the experiment will take place sometime in 2020.

Adidas has made a commitment to being environmentally friendly.

For its first project, the team is sending a supply of Adidas' patented Boost pellets - the building blocks for the soft, springy cushioning in its high-end sneakers - aboard the ISS, where the crew will recreate the process the company uses to turn the pellets into midsoles.

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