Inflatable LIFE space habitat completes burst pressure test

April 1st, 2024

The ultimate burst pressure test results, released in January, showed the habitat’s pressure shell was pushed to 77 pounds per square inch, well over the 60.8 psi required by NASA. Additional failure testing will take place this year on other inflatable fabric layers that will eventually comprise each habitat module of the Orbital Reef space […]

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Performance clothing for astronauts

September 1st, 2018

Performance clothing made of fabrics with cooling technology is readily available today. But how would similar fabrics function in space? That’s what a team of researchers wants to know, and they are working to get answers on the International Space Station (ISS). There, German ESA astronaut Dr. Alexander Gerst conducted physiology experiments investigating the interaction […]

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