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LISTEN: Space Station Blows Up Real Good

January 23, 2024 Eric Sorensen
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LISTEN: Space Station Blows Up Real Good
Show Notes

Sierra Space is building a modular space station and the full-scale version of it just passed a significant testing milestone. But it didn’t blow up in the process so the company, just like anyone else who likes explosions, went back and retested to make sure the habitat blew up real good this time.

The LIFE Habitat, which stands for Large Integrated Flexible Environment, is constructed from woven materials that stay rigid once the environment is inflated. The company has worked its way up to testing full-scale, 20-foot units now and its latest version exceeded NASA’s recommended safety levels by 27%.

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