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Interstellar Inflatables: How Inflatable Technology Made It To Outer Space

Posted by Spencer Darr on May 13, 2016 11:27:15 AM

With a name like 'Space Walk' you can imagine how thrilled we were to hear NASA is sending inflatables to outer space. For you, inflatables may call to mind childhood playtime and summer parties. When NASA Space Architect Kriss Kennedy sees an inflatable, however, he sees the solution to a space travel problem:

'How do you fit a livable environment for space travel into the limited cargo space of a rocket ship?'

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Topics: Inflatable Uses

Inflated Honor: How Inflatable Tanks Served the U.S. Army in WWII

Posted by Spencer Darr on Apr 27, 2016 4:32:16 PM

When you hear the word “inflatable,” your thoughts probably jump straight to bounce houses, castles, and water slides. But in addition to serving up fun at backyard parties, inflatables also have a surprising past in military service.

Delve into the fascinating history of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, otherwise known as the “Ghost Army,” whose job it was to fool the enemy during World War II.

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Topics: Inflatable Uses, Inflatable Facts

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