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DuPont Shoots for the Moon With Bullet-Proof Material

9:00 AM MDT | September 12, 2007 | Michelle Bryner

Kevlar launch: DuPont works with NASA on stronger insulation material. DuPont says it has signed an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to jointly develop insulation for future spacecraft, including the new launch vehicle Ares I being designed to replace the space shuttle. The company will work with scientists at NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (Huntsville, AL) to develop a process to add Kevlar, a DuPont patented fiber used in bulletproof vests, to the polyurethane (PU) foam used to insulate cryogenic fuel...

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