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Composite Rocket Fuel Tank Will Explore Deep Space

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Ann R. Thryft   5/5/2014 12:12:28 PM
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Yes, thanks Nancy for the link--what a great site!

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Nancy Golden   4/26/2014 11:24:17 PM
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The scope of where the technologies are used are amazing as well - from baseball to farming and telescopes to eye surgery. Truly spin off technologies are also a "giant step for mankind."

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Greg M. Jung   4/26/2014 11:20:08 PM
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Thanks Nancy for the outstanding NASA spin off link.  Great information.  The benefits listed  not only showcase the technology spin offs that NASA has created, but also the estimated jobs created and the number of lives saved due to these spin offs.

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Nancy Golden   4/26/2014 11:06:23 PM
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As you pointed out, Greg - spin off technologies are an incredible benefit of the space program. NASA even has a web site dedicated to past, present and future spin offs at NASA spinoffs.

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Cabe Atwell   4/24/2014 2:38:08 PM
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I agree with Greg, the weight reduction itself will translate over to reduce fuel cost/payload ratios.

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Ann R. Thryft   4/23/2014 2:54:59 PM
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Greg, I agree--I'm sure Boeing expects to get a lot out of this project, although it's their composite fabrication technology that's made this possible in the first place.

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Breakthrough Fabrication Technology
Greg M. Jung   4/23/2014 2:42:01 PM
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30% weight savings and 25% cost savings are significant breakthroughs.  I would imagine these new fabrication techniques will also find applications in the commercial and military aerospace industry soon (good spin-off technology for Boeing).

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Testament and test
Ann R. Thryft   4/23/2014 12:49:42 PM
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The proposed flights will be both a testament to the incredible strength-to-weight ratio of carbon composites, and will act as a test of their abilities to withstand the extreme environment of space.

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