NASA Spinoff Database: Protective Clothing

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1981
Reference Number: JSC-SO-101
Category: Public Safety
Origin: for Apollo Program, Jsc Needed New Space Suit Fabric, Owens-corning Beta Fiber Was Used

Beta Glass material, originating from the Apollo program is supplied to Fyrepel by Owens-Corning and incorporated into Fyrepel's Fyretex and Beta-Mex aluminized fabrics. Fabrics are used in fire entry suits, several other types of protective suits for wear in hot industrial environments and such accessory items as heat-reflecting curtains for industrial applications.

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Page Number in Published book: 72

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