Client: SpaceHab Corporation
The first commercial application for the Shuttle fleet was the SpaceHab module. SpaceHab was designed as lab for scientist to work in zero gravity and study new materials and methods that will serve as the building blocks for future terrestrial and extra-terrestrial development. Three scientists could work in a mission module that was loaded in the Shuttle cargo bay. On return to Earth the module could be lifted out of the Shuttle and transported to a research facility for advanced work and study conducted in Space. Highly classified information gathered in orbit was kept secure within module until its return to Earth. We developed the concepts for the SpaceHab which was constructed in Italy and unique hardware was created to enable scientists to work efficiently in this confined space.