Softgoods

Softgoods?

Specialized sewn products and textiles used in the aerospace industry. These products typically require a high level of engineering to develop and can be fairly complex. Softgoods quite often are designed for specific applications, many of which are critical to safely accomplishing tasks that must be performed daily aboard the International Space Station. They are designed to meet specific strength, safety and thermal requirements critical to operation and functionality. They are commonly special containers, covers, protectors, heat shields, safety equipment and even space suite components. Specialized industrial sewing techniques and fabrication practices are used in the production of these products. A high level of quality control is required to support consistent production practices. These practices and techniques are based on rigorous NASA requirements and specification as well as years of development in the space industry.

News Article about Oak Ridge Fashion Design Classes in the Houston Chronicle Novemeber 20, 2013 Click here to read all about it.

Some HUNCH Softgoods Projects:

Cargo Transfer Bags (CTBs)
  • Used to contain organize and transport important supplies, spare parts, food items, clothing, science, personal items for crew and hardware during resupply missions as well as aboard the International Space Station (ISS)
  • Class I (will fly to ISS in support of resupply missions)
  • Crew Training units (Used to train crew members for tasks they will perform living aboard ISS)
Maintenance Work Area enclosure (MWA)
  • Used to contain loose parts during component disassembly and or repairs performed aboard ISS
  • Crew Training units (Used to train crew members for tasks they may need to perform while living aboard ISS)
Cold Stowage Cargo Restraints
  • Ground Support Equipment (GSE) used to secure important science and hardware during transport aboard NASAs C-9 aircraft from landing retrieval to final destination
Ice Brick Belt Assemblies
  • Used by NASAs Cold Stowage Group to maintain required temperatures of science during return to earth from the ISS and recovery
  • Training units (Used to train crew members for tasks they will perform living aboard ISS)
Contingency Water Container (CWCs)
  • Training units (Used to train crew members for tasks they will perform living aboard ISS)

 

 

Current Participation:

  • Oak Ridge High School, Conroe Texas
  • Fashion Design
  • Advanced Fashion Design
  • Clear Springs High School, League City Texas
  • Fashion Design
  • James Madison High School, Houston Texas
  • Fashion Design
  • Advanced Fashion Design
  • Ross Sterling High School, Houston Texas
  • Family Consumer Science
  • Cypress Woods High School, Cypress Texas
  • Fashion Design
  • Compass Montessori School, Golden Colorado
  • Fiber Arts