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Materials are being tested in the Kennedy Space Center's cryogenics test bed laboratory.

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Materials are being tested in the Kennedy Space Center's cryogenics test bed laboratory. The cryogenics laboratory is expanding to a larger test bed facility in order to offer research and development capabilities that will benefit projects originating from KSC, academia and private industry. Located in KSC's industrial area, the lab is equipped with a liquid nitrogen flow test area to test and evaluate cryogenic valves, flow-meters and other handling equipment in field conditions. A 6,000-gallon tank supplies liquid to low-flow and high-flow test sections. KSC engineers and scientists can also build system prototypes and then field test and analyze them with the center's unique equipment. Expanded cryogenic infrastructure will posture the Space Coast to support biological and medical researchers who use liquid nitrogen to preserve and store human and animal cells and to destroy cancer tissue using cryosurgery; hospitals that use superconductive magnets cooled in liquid helium for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); the food industry, which uses liquid nitrogen for freezing and long-term storage; as well as the next generation of reusable launch vehicles currently in development

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  • Title: Materials are being tested in the Kennedy Space Center's cryogenics test bed laboratory.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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