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Velcro


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The trademark fastener with tiny loops and hooks. It is used in space to fasten down items that would otherwise float when in zero gravity. In a space shuttle, such things as checklists, food containers and trays, towels, and medical kits are secured with Velcro. It is also used on the foot restraints that keep crew members anchored to the deck.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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