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Inflatable Habitats Technology DevelopmentFor many years inflatable structures have been theorized for use as satellite dishes, deployable arrays and human habitats. They fall into human-rated and non-human rated structures. As such the structural design requirements and safety redundancy are much different. This paper will discuss the Habitat and Surface Construction Technology that would support the development of Mars greenhouses as well as habitats. This paper will briefly describe the ISS TransHab architectural design and structural testing for the proposed as a habitation module for the International Space Station. It will also discuss inflatable greenhouse design considerations and examples.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Kennedy Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Kennedy, Kriss J.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Mars Greenhouses: Concepts and Challenges. Proceedings from a 1999 Workshop
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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