Solidified Oxygen for Breathing in Space

  • N. Plaks
  • K. Weiswurm
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 14)


Man, in his attempts to push his way through the hostile reaches of space, finds it necessary to bring his life-sustaining supplies with him, i.e., oxygen, food, water, etc. In fact, the length of time man is able to spend in space is limited by the amount of these life-sustaining supplies that he is able to carry with him. This is particularly true of oxygen which man, at his average metabolic rate, consumes at a rate of 2–1/2 lb/day.


Crew Member Oxygen Storage Insulation Thickness Liquid Oxygen Storage Vessel 
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  1. 1.
    U. E. Gross, A. S. Friedman, and A. I. Weinstein, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 9, Plenum Press, New York (1964), p. 490.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Plaks
    • 1
  • K. Weiswurm
    • 2
  1. 1.Aerojet-General CorporationAzusaUSA
  2. 2.Wright-Patterson Air Force BaseUSA

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