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X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge: University of Maryland Team Deploys Loft
June 22, 2011
 

The University of Maryland's X-Hab Challenge loft is lifted from the test fixture to the Habitat Demonstration Unit.
The University of Maryland's X-Hab Challenge loft is lifted from the test fixture to the Habitat Demonstration Unit. During the week of June 13-17, 2011, the University of Maryland (UMD), the second of three finalist teams in the first annual X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge, deployed and demonstrated their X-Hab loft at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The winning team's X-Hab loft will provide astronauts with a means of habitation during the fall 2011 Desert RATS analog field testing mission. Photo credit: NASA





At NASA's Johnson Space Center, the UMD team prepares to inflate the air beams.› View larger image

At NASA's Johnson Space Center, the UMD team prepares to inflate the air beams. Photo credit: NASA





The deployed UMD loft during the X-Hab judging phase.› View larger image

The deployed UMD loft during the X-Hab judging phase. Photo credit: NASA





One of the four crew quarters of the UMD loft.› View larger image

One of the four crew quarters of the UMD loft. Photo credit: NASA





An overview of two of the four crew quarters.› View larger image

An overview of two of the four crew quarters. Photo credit: NASA





The common area of the UMD loft, including exercise equipment and the galley.› View larger image

The common area of the UMD loft, including exercise equipment and the galley. Photo credit: NASA





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