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NASA’s Poppin’ New Tech

Confidence boost - It’s pretty cool this is exactly how all us non-scientists would have tested the strength of balloon houses too.
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NASA’s Poppin’ New Tech

Ok, here comes a weird one. We know you're ready. 

Through contracts with tech groups, NASA has been developing low-Earth orbit habitats for commercial and, someday, recreational use. 

One such contract holder, Sierra Space, has just completed a process called "Ultimate Burst Pressure" on its Large Inflatable Flexible Environment (LIFE) habitat. 

Ultimate burst pressure may sound dangerous- because it totally is! They literally filled the flexible habitat until it reached its bursting point. 

The resulting explosion showed researchers the space-house exceeds pressure safety requirements of 182.4 by nearly ten psi.

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