NASA-Boeing Team Wins Big at Advanced Materials Expo

Advanced Materials Expo

NASA Project Manager John Vickers and Boeing Program Manager Dan Rivera accept the Combined Strength Award for Composites Excellence for the Composite Cryogenic Technology Demonstration at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo in Orlando, Fla.
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On Tuesday, October 14, NASA and Boeing received the Combined Strength Award for composites excellence (ACE) for their work in composite cryotanks during the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Orlando, Fla. CAMX is the largest composites industry trade show and conference held in North America.

The award was given to the Composite Cryogenic Technology Demonstration (CCTD) project for utilizing innovative manufacturing and design techniques to build the largest composite liquid hydrogen fuel tank built out of autoclave. The project, funded by the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Game Changing Development Program, has led to a potential 30 percent weight savings and a 25 percent cost savings, allowing insertion of higher mass payloads to low Earth orbit and beyond.

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*Source: NASA.gov

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