NASA needed a way to cover the Titan missile on the launchpad to protect its ultra-sensitive technologies.
Time Frame: 1 week
Space is known to scientists as being unforgiving. Small miscalculations can result in disastrous outcomes and cost billions of dollars, or worse, lives. One speck of dust can cause machinery built to work in space irreparable damage, rendering it useless space junk.
With reports of a storm approaching, NASA contacted LaminatedFILMS to see if we would be able to make a custom debris shield, or cover, to protect their expensive rocket on the launchpad.
With our extensive experience in working with sterile packaging, we knew exactly the kinds of contaminants and corrosion elements that the rocket would be exposed to while awaiting take off. We also had available optimal materials and production techniques that were needed to get the job done quickly and flawlessly.
NASA wanted to take their pet jellyfish with them into space.
Time Frame to Complete: 1 year
Jellyfish, although seemingly one of the simplest organisms on our planet, share some characteristics with humans. They have neurons, or nerve cells, similar to ours and they have gravity receptors not unlike those in the human inner ear to help give them direction as they move.
NASA created an experiment to take jellyfish into space to study the effects of zero gravity (body mass loss, calcium deficiency, equilibrium…) to understand how humans can better adapt to living out in the great beyond. So, we dreamed up and produced bags with fitments (tubes) and ports which served as jellyfish habitats and allowed the scientists to reach in and perform experiments on the jellyfish while space-bound. The bags kept the jellyfish alive and healthy in transit enabling NASA to learn more about life in space.
Explore NASA’s official site and dream up new inventions (which we can then package for you!)
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