Sierra Space, the company that is developing the new Orbital Reef space station along with Blue Origin, has just
The company conducted a so-called ultimate burst pressure test as part of the development of a successor to the MKS. This is one of the projects funded by NASA.
The inflatable habitat prototype, which has been named (Large Integrated Flexible Environment or "LIFE"), replaced the Orbital Reef station's concrete module during an explosive test.
The Sierra Space test took place inthe fire trench of the Saturn 1 and 1B stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In other words, the Orbital Reef test took place in the same area where NASA tested rockets for the Apollo lunar program in the 1960s.
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