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Inflatable Structures Technology HandbookThe technologies required to design, fabricate, and utilize an inflatable module for space applications has been demonstrated and proven by the TransHab team during the development phase of the program. Through testing and hands-on development several issues about inflatable space structures have been addressed , such as: ease of manufacturing, structural integrity, micrometeorite protection, folding , and vacuum deployment. The TransHab inflatable technology development program has proven that not only are inflatable structures a viable option, but they also offer significant advantages over conventional metallic structures.
Document ID
20110000798
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Kennedy, Kriss J. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Raboin, Jasen (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Spexarth, Gary (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Valle, Gerard (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
July 3, 2000
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-6300
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 906-47-TR-HB
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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