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Developed insulation against extreme temperatures, now used in homes, shoes, and clothing

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The Space Shuttle requires more than a half million gallons of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen fuel, which must remain at about -423 °F and -297 °F respectively. Aspen Aerogels of Northborough, Massachusetts, worked with Kennedy Space Center through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop a robust, flexible form of aerogel for cryogenic insulation in Space Shuttle launch applications. As the leading provider of aerogel in the United States, Aspen Aerogels’ technology—which has the lowest thermal conductivity of any known solid—now provides unrivaled insulation for everything from houses to extreme-weather clothing to insoles for footwear.

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Source: http://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2011/pdf/Spinoff2011.pdf

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