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IAP 2005 Activity

Mars Homestead Project - Fiberglass Spinner Design
Joseph Palaia, The Mars Homestead Project, Bruce Mackenzie
Mon Jan 10, 17, 24, 01-02:00pm, 33-116, 33-206

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

January 10th and 17th mtgs in 33-116. January 24th Mtg in 33-206.

Come help us design a fiberglass spinning machine to be used to wind 5 meter modules for Mars habitats. The concept is that the first Martian settlers extract materials from the soil and air to make fiberglass thread and resin. Then using a fiberglass spinning machine they manufacture large pressure-vessels (cylinders) to use as habitat structures.

We will be designing this system during IAP, leading to a later project to build a small scale working prototype.

Start your IAP with a spin!
Web: http://www.marshome.org
Contact: Joseph Palaia,, jpalaia@mit.edu
Sponsor: Mars Society
Latest update: 05-Jan-2005

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