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An Antarctic-bound inflatable habitat and Speakers Paul Lockhart, Erick Chiang and Larry Toups
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JSC2007-E-102624 (14 Nov. 2007) --- NASA, the National Science Foundation and ILC Dover unveiled an Antarctic-bound inflatable habitat (seen here in the background) on Nov. 14, at ILC's facility in Frederica, Del. Speakers included (from the left) Paul Lockhart, director of the Constellation Systems Division in NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate; Erick Chiang of the National Science Foundation; and Larry Toups, habitat lead for NASA's Constellation Program Lunar Surface Systems Office. 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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