Posted on July 16, 2013

NASA Technology May Breathe Life, Safety Into Mines...

A technology used by NASA to protect crews working around hazardous gases soon could be called on for a number of life-saving applications as well as the agency’s new human
spaceflight endeavors.

The Cryogenic Refuge Alternative Supply System (CryoRASS) and a smaller liquid air-filled backpack under development in Kennedy Space Center’s Biomedical Lab have the potential to store more than twice the amount of breathable air than traditional compressed gas systems.