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NASA/MSFC/Fred Deaton

Abstract:
NASA and Boeing engineers are inspecting and preparing one of the largest
composite rocket propellant tanks ever manufactured for testing. The
composite cryotank is part of NASA's Game Changing Development Program and
Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is innovating, developing,
testing and flying hardware for use in NASA's future missions.

NASA Engineers Prepare Game Changing Cryotank for Testing

Huntsville, AL | Posted on April 9th, 2014

NASA
focused on this technology because composite tanks promise a 30 percent
weight reduction and a 25 percent cost savings over the best metal tanks
used today. The outer shell of the 18-foot-diameter (5.5-meter) cryotank
is the same size as propellant tanks used on today's full-size rockets.
The tank was manufactured at the Boeing Developmental Center in Tukwila,
Wash., and like artists, the team demonstrated their passion and
commitment by signing their work. The silver signatures of the NASA and
Boeing team members are visible on the black dome end of the tank. NASA's
Super Guppy delivered the tank in March 2014 to NASA's Marshall Space
Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and the Kmag, a 96-wheeled cargo truck,
transported the tank to a Marshall Center test area. The 28,000-gallons
(105.992- liter) tank will be insulated and placed in a test stand where
it will be loaded with liquid hydrogen cooled to extremely cold, or
cryogenic temperatures. The orange ends of the tank are made of metal and
will attach to the test stand so that structural loads can be applied
similar to those the tank would experience during a rocket launch. This
advanced composite cryotank could benefit many of NASA's deep space
exploration spacecraft including NASA's Space Launch System, the largest
most powerful rocket ever built.

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Janet Anderson
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
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