NASA's Portable Lunar Habitat

The world’s first inflatable lunar habitat, which was assembled on the University of Maine campus, will be a test site for NASA as it prepares for voyages to the moon, Mars and Venus.

The structure, which will be deployed as a human habitat, will have wireless sensors embedded in a layer of its fabric walls to monitor the structural integrity, micrometeroid impacts and internal environmental conditions. The sensors will be able to detect impacts and leaks in the structure.

 

Provided by the University of Maine

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