It was made from Nasa but we use it everyday life
Why did NASA make _ _ _ _ _ _ _?
First developed by NASA in 1964 for the US space program, the material consists of a thin sheet of Plastic that is coated with a metallic Reflecting agent, making it metallize usually gold or silver in color, which reflects up to 97% of radiated heat.
For use in space, polyimide kapton,substrate is usually employed due to its resistance to the hostile space environment, large temperature range (cryogenic to −260 °C and for short excursions up to over 480 °C), low outgrassing (making it suitable for vacuum use) and resistance to ultraviolet radiation. Aluminized , with foil thickness of 50 and 125 µm, was used on the Apollo lunar module The polyimide gives the foils their distinctive amber-gold color.
Space blankets are made by vaccum desposting a very precise amount of pure aluminum vapor onto a very thin, durable film substrate.NASA made it for astronauts to sleep better and to stay warm in space . Space blanket were also used to protect things that are fragile and space blankets are very thick.
How does this technology help us today
- The obvious – wrapping in it for warmth.
- Use as an extra layer in sleeping bag for warmth.
- Stringing up as a signal device – not too tight – so it creates movement in the wind and increases your chance of being seen.
- Place it on the ground as a signal device and fold in different patterns to communicate a message.
- Melt snow by placing small amounts on space blanket in the sun and funnel into a container.
- Small rain shelter: over the corners of blanket.
- Use as material to write on, given you have a marker.
- Twist for extra rope material.
- Build a to carry small items.
- Twist and loop it through pants, and tie to make a belt.
- Tie off ends to create air space for an improvised flotation device.
- Cut off small pieces as part of lure to catch fish (they like shiny materials).
- Use sticks and foil to create a cup and boil water. Hold over the flame but not so close that it burns the foil. (The melting point of Mylar is listed at 254° C.)
- Use blanket as aluminum foil to warm food near the coals of a fire.
- Create a sling.
- Use as a tourniquet.
- Use as a compression bandage.
- Put in your kids’ backpack carrier to give them additional warmth.
- Use as gaiters, by wrapping around leg – secure with duct tape.
- Using as a pack liner (inside) or cover (outside) to keep clothes dry in rainy weather.
- Twist into an antenna to boost cell phone, radio, or TV reception.
- Improvised survival lingerie – be creative.