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An Antarctic-bound inflatable habitat
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JSC2007-E-102621 (14 Nov. 2007) --- NASA, the National Science Foundation and ILC Dover unveiled an Antarctic-bound inflatable habitat on Nov. 14, at ILC's facility in Frederica, Del. The habitat, being developed under NASA's Innovative Partnership Program, will be put through its paces as a component of the McMurdo Station in Antarctica from January 2008 through February 2009. Using reports from explorers braving this harsh environment and data collected from habitat sensors, designers will evaluate the concept of using inflatable structures to support future explorers on the moon or Mars.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/01/2012
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