Engineers assess space station’s structural integrity

Posted: September 15, 2010 in Uncategorized
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The $100 billion International Space Station is undergoing assessments to certify it for operation to 2020 and beyond.

So just how do you double the life of the ISS?  Take its current lifecycle time, study it, and multiply times two.

Why, you ask?  That’s a great question.

My favorite quote (de-typo’d from the original) has to be “In some cases, it’s exercising that puts cyclic loads on the station” followed by “Crew exercise is a source of vibrations causing stress to the space station’s metallic structure.”

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