Evaluating the Performance of Fibers and Fabrics for Astronaut's IVA Wardrobes for Long Duration Space Flight

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Title: Evaluating the Performance of Fibers and Fabrics for Astronaut's IVA Wardrobes for Long Duration Space Flight
Author: Fratto, Lisa Anne
Advisors: Roger Barker, Committee Chair
Traci May-Plumlee, Committee Member
Nancy Cassill, Committee Co-Chair
Abstract: Intravehicular clothing has not been recognized by NASA as a critical element of space exploration up until this point. The NASA Standard 3000 for Crew Personal Equipment includes an explanation of clothing guidelines, but lacks rigid requirements or measurable performance levels for IVA clothing. With the advent of a long duration mission to Mars, NASA is seeking innovative ways to reduce the weight impact and linting problems associated with IVA clothing during long duration space flight. This research provides NASA with recommendations for improved IVA apparel and a framework for the appropriate selection of IVA clothing materials based on objectively measurable material properties and performance needs for IVA use.
Date: 2005-04-25
Degree: MS
Discipline: Textile Technology Management
URI: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/2074


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